Weekly Digest Newsletter: 10 January 2023

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Make sure you are working safely with DSE

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All employers must protect workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE).

Incorrect use of DSE or poorly designed workstations or work environments can lead to pain in necks, shoulders, backs, arms, wrists and hands, as well as fatigue and eye strain.


Our guidance covers a range of topics including:

  • workstations and assessments
  • work routine and breaks
  • eyesight testing

There are also accessible resources including our DSE workstation checklist and practical tips on maintaining a good posture.


In addition, we have guidance on what employers and workers need to know about working with DSE from home.

Company fined £200,000 after employee badly injured in 8 metre fall

The property management company was sentenced after an employee fell 8 metres through a rooflight.

The injured individual – who was working as an asbestos surveyor – suffered skull fractures as well as a bleed to the brain and multiple spine and rib fractures. He now uses a wheelchair.


HSE's investigation found that the company did not provide a safe system for working at height on the external roof areas. They failed to ensure that the risks were identified and adequate precautions were in place. 


Read this press release for more details on this incident.


Other recent prosecution cases include:

Ensure you are working safely at height

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Falls from height were the cause of most work-related fatalities in Britain during 2021/22.

The most recent annual figures revealed that 29 workers were killed in falls from height last year.


Make sure you take the necessary precautions and see our working at height website for guidance on how you can protect employees.


The site also has a range of useful information and sources of advice for employers. They include

key messages to follow before working from height and some common work at height myths.


There are also useful resources available, including our relevant publications which are free to download.

Training and events with HSE in 2023

HSE will continue to deliver a wide range of innovative and relevant training courses and events in 2023.

Our training courses are delivered by experts, both virtually and in-person, to help organisations comply with the law and keep workforces healthy and safe. Find out more about HSE's training and events.


Upcoming courses include:

New year, new job?

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Give your career a kickstart as 2023 begins and join our team saving lives and livelihoods here at HSE.

We currently have a variety of opportunities to join HSE.


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