Sarah Tapley & Ed Milnes, Mobile Office Ltd
Mobile technology is increasingly being used as part of everyday business life; this technology is accepted to be Display Screen Equipment and as such will require employers to demonstrate compliance with the DSE Regulations. The Regulations were written in 1992 and amended in 2002 and in themselves are fundamentally still adequate. However since the HSE guidance to the Regulations was amended in 2003, technology has changed exponentially which means the guidance is now out of date and does not help employers manage the risks.
There have been calls for the Regulations to be changed; however this is unlikely to happen in the near future which leaves employers with the challenge of effectively identify and managing the risks associated with use of this emerging technology.
What is the purpose of your workshop?
To introduce guidance and an approach for managing the risks associated with mobile working and to seek peer comment and opinion.
Who is your intended audience?
Ergonomists and other practitioners who are involved in managing DSE and mobile working
What key skills, tools or knowledge do you want your participants to take away?
Increased knowledge and understanding of the DSE Regulations and how they apply to mobile working.
Some practical step to identify and manage the risks
What activities will you use to engage your participants and help them learn?