DSE Workstation Assessments
Our Advisers can attend your site and complete a full risk assessment on those members of staff that you have identified as users or operators under the DSE regulations.
Using a fully qualified practitioner is useful for those people who are already complaining about a health problem related to using a computer (whether it is a back ache, upper limb problems, RSI, etc…) because they are able to explore the medical side of any issues and therefore can offer a fully considered answer with appropriate medical advice.
An assessment would include:
- One to one evaluation of each workstation.
- Detailed questioning of the user.
- Posture and interface with DSE.
- General ergonomic setup.
- Exploration of general well being & medical issues including existing MSD, RSI or eyesight problems.
- Any other relevant issue.
- Comprehensive review of Chair, Screen, Lighting, Mouse, Keyboard, Desk and Environment.
- Basic DSE user advice and training i.e. chair, posture etc.
- Issue a summary report and recommendations to Management.
Night Worker Assessments
The Working Time Regulations 1999 provide night workers with the right to be offered free and confidential health assessments at pre employment and then on a regular basis (annually suggested). The night worker medical assessment is to ensure that employees are not made ill as a consequence of working the night shift, and to ensure that they do not have an existing medical condition that may not be compatible with night work.
A night worker is someone who regularly works at least three hours at night, considered to be between 11pm and 6am.
A.B.Health Ltd can provide your employees with this screening by offering a Night Worker paper questionnaire.
A certificate of fitness with any recommendations on it will then be provided to the company and the employee. If a problem is identified, it may be necessary to undertake a telephone assessment to obtain additional information. If a significant concern is identified a face to face medical will be recommended.
Fork Lift Truck Assessments
A.B. Health Ltd offer Full on site Fork Lift Truck (FLT) medical assessment. All Fork Lift Truck medicals are carried out in accordance with the HS (G) 6 medical standards. It is recommended that the medical is carried out to ensure that an employee’s medical status will enable them to operate this type of vehicle safely.
Generally a pre-licensing medical is considered good practice with five yearly assessments from the age of 40 years and a yearly medical from the age of 65 years. In addition any FLT accident or incident, prolonged illness or physical injury receives the recommendation that the medical assessment is repeated to ensure continued fitness. Often companies do however prefer to have their operators assessed on an annual basis to ensure on-going fitness and early identification of issues.