Screen checks for home-working council staff


Local councils have a legal responsibility to protect their staff and volunteers from health risks associated with working with display screen equipment (DSE) such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. 

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations applies to workers who use any type of screen for more than an hour each day.

By law, councils must carry out a DSE workstation assessment for all staff and volunteers who are currently working from home, hot-desking or working at a fixed workstation.

The HEalth & Safety Executive provides further advice and an assessment template.

This link is to the relevant page of the Health & Safety Executive's website.