It is the policy of Aston University to provide a safe and healthy working environment for its staff by complying with legal obligations and implementing best practice. This includes the measures to protect health and safety when they are working with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) as laid out by the requirements under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as amended in 2002). This includes equipment used on University premises and that used by employees at home regularly for work-related duties.
Schools and Departments have a local responsibility regarding DSE assessment of users and their workstations. Workstations provided for student use should also be of an appropriate standard.
DSE users are entitled to have their eyesight tested; eye tests are carried out only by Vision Sciences, during term time (except by special arrangement). Staff should arrange their eye test, by arrangement with their line manager, directly with reception in Vision Sciences on 0121 204 3900. Claims for the cost of eye sight tests carried out other than by Vision Sciences will not be met by the University.
If you have any problems with DSE, please contact the Health & Safety Unit or your trained DSE Assessor.