HSE VDU Checklist

Use the HSE VDU Checklist to ensure ergonomic workstation setup, display screen adjustments, lighting, etc for optimal health & safety with computer usage.

HSE VDU Checklist



General Information

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3. Any Further Action Needed


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4. Follow-up Action Completed On


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Keyboards

1. Is the keyboard separate from the screen?


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2. Does the keyboard tilt?


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3. Is it possible to find a comfortable keying position?


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4. Does the user have good keyboard technique?


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5. Are the characters clear and readable?


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Mouse, Trackball Etc

1. Is the device suitable for the tasks it is used for?


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2. Is the device positioned close to the user?


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3. Is there support for the device user’s wrist and forearm?


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4. Does the device work smoothly at a speed that suits the user?


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5. Can the user easily adjust software settings for speed and accuracy of pointer?


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Display Screens

1. Are the characters clear and readable?


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2. Is the text size comfortable to read?


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3. Is the image stable, ie free of flicker and jitter?


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4. Is the screen’s specification suitable for its intended use?


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5. Are the brightness and/or contrast adjustable?


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6. Does the screen swivel and tilt?


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7. Is the screen free from glare and reflections?


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8. Are adjustable window coverings provided and in adequate condition?


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Software

1. Is the software suitable for the task?


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Furniture

1. Is the work surface large enough for all the necessary equipment, papers etc?


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2. Can the user comfortably reach all the equipment and papers they need to use?


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3. Are surfaces free from glare and reflection?


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4. Is the chair suitable? Is the chair stable? Does the chair have a working: ■ seat back height and tilt adjustment? ■ seat height adjustment? ■ castors or glides?


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5. Is the chair adjusted correctly?


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6. Is the small of the back supported by the chair’s backrest?


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7. Are forearms horizontal and eyes at roughly the same height as the top of the DSE?


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8. Are feet flat on the floor, without too much pressure from the seat on the backs of the legs?


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Environment

1. Is there enough room to change position and vary movement?


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2. Is the lighting suitable, eg not too bright or too dim to work comfortably?


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3. Does the air feel comfortable?


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4. Are levels of heat comfortable?


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5. Are levels of noise comfortable?


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Final Questions To Users...

1. Has the checklist covered all the problems they may have working with their DSE?


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2. Have they experienced any discomfort or other symptoms which they attribute to working with their DSE?


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3. Has the user been advised of their entitlement to eye and eyesight testing?


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4. Does the user take regular breaks working away from DSE?


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5. Write down the details of any problems here:


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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