DSE stands for Display Screen Equipment. Set out in the 1992 DSE health and safety regulations, the assessments are put into place to protect employees working with laptops, alphanumeric or graphic display screens, touch screens and other similar devices
Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks. These health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to noise or vibration, ionising radiation, solvents, fumes, dusts, biological agents and other substances hazardous to health, or work in compressed air.
Summer events can involve significant risks in challenging environments. The construction, occupation and dismantling of facilities within compressed timescales come with significant risks which need to be managed.
Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of all reported major injuries and can also lead to other types of serious accidents, for example falls from height.
Last week I wrote about your duties towards New and Expectant Mothers. This has raised questions about which other workers require employers to consider an enhanced level of responsibility to ensure their health and safety.
Each year more mothers are going back to work after having a baby. In 2017 there were 4.9 million mothers with dependent children in work, which is an increase of about one third from 3.67 million in 1996.