VDU Assessor

Stressless provides a VDU assessment service to employers whereby a consultant visits the workplace and carries out a comprehensive Ergonomic VDU Workplace Assessment, including a full written report, on your behalf.

The employees’ VDU workstations are individually ergonomically assessed taking into account the layout and design of the workstation, including the desk, chair, PC, printers and accessories, as well as environmental factors- work space, lighting, heating and ventilation etc. and user interaction with the workstation.

Ergonomics is concerned with the relationship between people, the tasks they undertake, the equipment they use and the environments in which they work.

Applying ergonomics in the workplace reduces the likelihood of accidents, reduces the potential for injury and ill health such as aches and pains of the upper limbs and improves performance and productivity.

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 (Section 8) and 2007 (Part 2, Chapter 5), employers are required to perform an analysis of VDU workstations and work environments to assess the risks to the health and safety of users and to reduce these risks to the lowest practicable level.

The most common complaints that arise from habitual and prolonged use of computers are musculoskeletal disorders, fatigue and stress.  Musculoskeletal problems may range from temporary discomfort or pain in neck and shoulder region to chronic soft tissue disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis.

These problems can generally be avoided by good workplace and job design, and by adjusting the way VDU and workstation are used.

We offer expert advice on how to resolve any issues identified, any adjustments required and make recommendations to enable the employer comply with the most recent VDU legislation.