Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


VDU / Workstation Assessments

Display screen equipment (DSE) or visual display units (VDUs) have become indispensable in the University workplace. The majority of staff and students use computing equipment so it is important that they can do so with minimal risk to their health and safety. To ensure this, we must consider numerous factors including information, supervision and training on using the equipment, the facilities provided, the working environment and the equipment itself.

The most common problems are musculoskeletal problems (including work related upper limb disorders or WRULDs, which used to be referred to as repetitive strain injury or RSI), visual fatigue and stress. Consideration must also be given to potential risks to women who are pregnant or new mothers.

Click here to view the recommended VDUs setup specifications.

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