Workstation Assessments (WSA)
These assessments provide a risk assessment of workplaces to ensure appropriate comfort and compliance by employers to ergonomic requirements laid down by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Anyone suffering from musculoskeletal problems or any other condition which is exacerbated by their working environment should liaise with their line manager about making a referral to occupational health for a work station assessment.
All members of staff who work at computers for a significant part of their working day should complete display screen equipment (DSE) training. This is available through the UEA Safety Services department - to enquire call 01603 592763 (UEA ext 2763) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Initial assessment of the workstation should be undertaken by the VDU assessor in the relevant department. This should be repeated after any change to an individual's workstation.
- If the assessment highlights any issues or concern with an individual's health, they should be referred to occupational health for a full workstation assessment. This referral must be approved by the individual's line manager and the referral form will need to be sent to HR for their authorisation. HR will forward the referral to occupational health once approved.
- Following the workstation assessment, the Occupational Health Advisor (OHA) will write a report to the individual's line manager and HR with recommendations for changes to the workplace.