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Hazards and control measures of DSE

Hazards of DSE

Employee may suffer from aches and pains as a result of poor posture, poor
designed workstation or prolonged use.
Eye discomfort or headache may also be caused by poor lighting or screen image,
or prolonged use.

Control measures of DSE:-
 Practical controls: include the selection and provision of suitable
equipment, software and eyesight tests.
 Management controls: include the provision of information, training and
task design.

Hazards and control measures of manual handling:-

The hazards of manual handling:-
 Lifting a load which is too heavy or too cumbersome, resulting in back
 Poor posture during lifting or poor lifting technique, resulting in back injury.
 Dropping a load, resulting in foot injury.
 Lifting sharp-edged or hot loads resulting in hand injuries.

The control of measure:-
 Reduce the amount of twisting, stooping and reaching
 appropriate equipment, such as lifts, fork-lifts, trolleys, hoists, conveyors, etc.,
should be used
 Avoid lifting from floor level or above shoulder height, especially heavy loads
 Adjust storage area to minimise the need to carry out such movements
 Consider how you can minimise carrying distances
 Assess the weight to be carried and whether the worker can move the load safely
or needs any help – maybe the load can be broken down to smaller, lighter

if you need to use lifting equipment
 Consider whether you can use a lifting aid, such as a forklift truck, electric
or hand-powered hoist, or a conveyor
 Think about storage as part of the delivery process – maybe heavy items
could be delivered directly, or closer, to the storage area.
 Reduce carrying distances where possible
Good handling techniques for lifting:
 Think before lifting/handling. plan the lift
 Adopt a stable position
 Get a good hold
 Start in a good posture
 Don’t flex the back any further while lifting
 Keep the load close to the waist
 Avoid twisting the back or leaning sideways, especially while the back is
 Keep the head up when handling
 Move smoothly
 Don’t lift or handle more than can be easily managed
 Put down, then adjust.

Hazards and control measures of manually-operated moving equipment
 Incurrent use such as over loading or attempting to carry unstable loads.
 Pushing or pulling a truck or trolley is still a manual handling operation can
create different kinds of risks.
 Lack of maintenance.
Control measures:-
 A safe system of work in place.
 Adequate visibility and lighting available.
 The floors in a stable condition.
 Regular maintenance schedule for the equipment.

Irish/UK/EU/International DSE legislation/regulations/standards, etc.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007,
Chapter 5 of Part 2 outline the requirements that must be adhered to in relation to
Display Screen Equipment.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
Directive 90/270/EEC - display screen equipment.

Irish/UK/EU/International Manual legislation/regulations/standards, etc.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007,
Chapter 4 of Part 2, outline the requirements that must be adhered to in relation to
manual handling.
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Directive 90/269/EEC - manual handling of loads