DSE Workstation Assessments - Shape Seating

DSE Workstation Assessments

At Shape we are often asked what the best chair is, or what a person can do to improve their posture. The answer is often more complicated than first thought as it can depend on a number of factors. If you are suffering with discomfort and want to get the best advice possible, we would always advise a DSE workstation assessment. At Shape we have a number of trained assessors who can come to you to assess your workstation, providing you with the advice you need.

To book an appointment, please contact us on 01629 814656, or email info@shape-seating.com


OPTION 1: Full Workstation DSE Assessments with Written Report

The DSE assessments will look at the following factors:

  • risk analysis

  • workstation design

  • environment

  • equipment needs

  • posture

  • interview with end-user to determine requirements/medical history etc

  • Detailed anthropometric measurements will then be taken and a full written report with findings and suggested solutions supplied.


OPTION 2: Seating Assessment Only

There will be times where just an assessment of the seating for an individual is required. Our assessors have over 13 years of experience in assessing and suggesting suitable equipment. Our seating assessments will look at the following factors:

  • interview with end-user to determine requirements/medical history etc.

  • detailed anthropometric measurements taken

  • quote with findings and suggested solutions


Benefits of using Shape Posture Seating for your assessment needs:

  • Cost effective solutions

  • Speedy response, and quick turnaround of written reports

  • Extensive experience of ergonomic products and the ergonomics industry

  • We work with your existing H&S processes

  • All specialist seating suggested by us will be supplied on a trial basis to ensure suitability

  • Assessors covered by professional indemnity insurance

Although the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply only to those staff formally designated as "Users" under the Regulations, the general legal duty of care and the requirement under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 for the assessment of risks involved with work means that ALL display screen equipment (DSE) work and workstations must be assessed and any risks involved adequately controlled.

The risks relate to musculo-skeletal problems, visual fatigue and mental stress and are not confined to this type of work. It is known, however, that the risk of harm to an individual worker carrying out typical display screen work is low and can be reduced to a negligible level by the application of good ergonomic principles to the design of the workstation and the job.

The term "workstation" is used to describe accessories such as printers and modems, the furniture, the telephone and the surrounding work environment in addition to the display screen equipment itself, the most familiar of which is the personal computer used for applications such as word processing.

Our assessors are qualified under the British Occupational Hygeine Society, Faculty of Occupational Hygeine, Ergonomics Essentials including Manual Handling and DSE.

We operate mainly in South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, including Sheffield, Rotherham, Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Manchester, Stockport, Nottingham, Leicester, Mansfield, Derby, Chesterfield, Stoke on Trent and Birmingham.

We also work closely with ergonomic assessors across the country and would be happy to put you in touch with an assessor near you for a more local service if you prefer. Please contact us for more information.

For more information about how our DSE assessment service can help your organisation, please contact us on info@shape-seating.com and we will call you straight back.