DSE Assessment Checklist

AUDIT PROPER

1. After tidying your workstation desktop is there enough room for your equipment and paper work?

2. Is all frequently used workstation equipment within easy reach?

3. After tidying your workstation is there enough storage space for work and personal items?

4. After tidying up items that may have been stored under the workstation is there now enough leg room under the desk?

5.Is the desk layout arranged to suit you?

6. Are you able to adjust the keyboard to a comfortable position?

7. Having tidied and reorganised your workstation desktop is there enough desk space to rest your wrist and hands when using the keyboard and mouse?

8. After adjusting your chair are you able to achieve a comfortable posture?

9. Do you regularly check your chair is adjusted to suit you?

10. Are you familiar with the chairs range of adjustments e.g. height, tilt and back support?

11. Does the chair support your lower back whilst working?

12. Are you able to place your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest?

13. Does the screen tilt and swivel?

14. Can you adjust the screen to a height and position to suit you?

15. Is the screen free from significant amounts of distracting or discomforting reflections and glare?

16. Do you have sufficient breaks from display screen equipment work or changes of activity?

17. Is the software easy to use?

18. Is a separate keyboard, screen and mouse provided when using a laptop for long periods of time?

19. Are additional screens, keyboards, mouse or docking stations available?

20. Do you have sufficient time to meet deadlines?

21. Are you aware of your organisations approach to eye sight tests specifically for display screen equipment use?

22. Is your work free from aches, pains and soreness in the hands?

23. Is your work free from aches, pains and soreness in the arms?

24. Is your work free from aches, pains and soreness in the neck?

25. Is your work free from aches, pains and soreness in the lower back?

26. Is your work free from aches, pains and soreness in the eyes?

28. Is the lighting suitable for your work activity?

29. Is the temperature in the office acceptable?

30. Are noise levels acceptable in the office?

31. Do you think overall layout of the office is good?

COMPLETION
Audited By: (Name & Signature)
Employee (Name & Signature)
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.