Staff Display Screen Users
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply to workers who habitually use display screen equipment as a significant part of their normal work. These workers are known as ‘DSE users’. The regulations don’t apply to workers who use DSE infrequently or only use it for a short time.
Employees of The Consortium Trust, who are DSE users, are able to access an eyesight test with any qualified optician of their choice and submit a receipt for the test via their Health Shield account for reimbursement of upto £30.
If the eye and eyesight test shows it is necessary to use special corrective appliances (such as spectacles), and that normal ones cannot be used, these will be provided by the employer. Employers must assess DSE workstations and take steps to reduce any health risks.