Working with computers can be associated with neck, shoulder, back or arm pain, as well as with fatigue and eyestrain.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 aim to protect the health of people who work with DSE.
Working with computers does not mean you will get an issue. Neck, shoulder, back and arm pain can be avoided if users follow effective practice, setting up their workstations properly and taking breaks during prolonged use.
DSE assessments can help inform you how to set up equipment for the type of tasks you are doing e.g. paper based tasks, dual screen, phone use etc. We all work a little differently so tailored advice can help you to adjust the workstation to suit you as an individual.