The Display Screen Equipment Regulations date back to 1992 and the survey is designed to discover if the current DSE Regulations are fit for purpose.
Workplace Law consultants, Kate Gardner and Renier Barnard, engaged in a debate last month as to whether the legislation is appropriate given the vast amount of changes in recent years, and their mixed views both offer extremely valid points.
With the internet in its early stages and only basic word processing equipment available at the time the Regulations were designed, the question is whether the Regulations reflect the fact that the workplace is very much more ‘on the move’. Smart phones and tablets are replacing PCs and with instant messaging even replacing emails in some instances, there is an argument for change.
The survey will be open for four weeks and contains six short questions to answer, follow the link to take part: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
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Link to WPL debate on DSE Regulations: