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The Health & Safety Executive definition is "DSE are devices or equipment that have an alphanumeric or graphic display screen and includes display screens, laptops, touch screens and other similar devices." This article covers some often asked questions:

  • Is a VDU classed as Display Screen Equipment or DSE?

  • What are the display screen or DSE regulations 1992?

  • What are the three main health risks of working with DSE?

  • Is display screen equipment training mandatory

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A few of the most commonly asked questions about the Puwer regulations are answered here including.

  • What does PUWER 1998 stand for? What does PUWER mean?

  • What is PUWER 98 regulations? What is PUWER legislation?

  • Why is PUWER important in the work place?

  • What equipment is covered by PUWER?

  • Are ladders, excavators, hand tools, abrasive wheels, lifts and agricultural machinery covered by PUWER?

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We have produced an article that covers what vibration is and the damage it can cause. Specifically, we look at what Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), Vibration White Finger (WVF), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) and Whole Body Vibration (WBV) are, as well as their symptoms.

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  • How do you measure HAV
  • What is HAV measurement
  • What units is vibration measured in
  • Why measure vibration

All these questions are answered here