Incorrect use of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) or poorly designed workstations or environments can
– Musculo Skeletal Problems, e.g. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) which can affect any of your limbs.
Slight pains ignored will develop and can lead to disability.
– Eye problems: blurred vision, caused by excessive use of screens, dry eyes (you may be entitled to
free eye tests).
– Stress; headaches, tension, anxiety, lack of support etc.
Therefore, we suggest you consider the following points to minimise your risks whilst working from home.
The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors has published infographics (PDF) to help people
working at home. The HSE have published some guidance taking account of working arrangements during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) HSE Guidance for home workers
Please use the guidance below to initiate discussions with your employers