Safety at events
Risk management and events, how to protect your staff, visitors and volunteers.
Display screen equipment (DSE) includes any computer, laptop, touch screen or similar device. This type of equipment is commonplace in most workplaces.
Prolonged use of this equipment has been known to cause ill-health effects. These include fatigue, temporary eyestrain, headaches, backache and cramps. More disabling conditions can also occur in some circumstances.
The likelihood of experiencing these ill-health effects depends on a range of factors. These include the frequency and duration of use of the equipment; the intensity and pace of the work required; and if there are long spells of continuous use. Other factors, such as the amount of discretion a person has over the extent and methods of use can also contribute.
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