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Ouch, that looks painful
Ouch, that looks painful

A BERKHAMSTED business has launched a range of online assessments to help employers and employees reduce the risks of injury from back pain at work – and meet legal obligations.

The DSE Partnership, based in High Street, says its assessments can help optimise computer workstation set-up and improve the user’s posture to avoid neck, shoulder, back or arm pains, fatigue and eyestrain.

DSE Partnership managing director Tim Hanwell, said: “Research shows that a typical display screen equipment injury results in an average of 16.3 days sick leave and costs the employer around £1,500,”

“Reduced sickness and increased productivity are major benefits to businesses of any size but employers also have a legal responsibility regarding the health of staff working at monitors or VDUs.“