Most large corporations will perform their DSE via self-assessment. This is in the form of a tick box list that the staff fill out themselves in order to see if their set up is correct. This is the most cost effective way of complying with the minimum requirements by law. It is also probably the least effective. This is because most employees fill them out in a rush or don't have a full understanding of the implications of correct ergonomics.
A more comprehensive approach is to hire a trained DSE assessor to perform an onsite assessment for each individual's DSE set up.
Larger corporations will have a member of their HR department trained in this and they will perform the assessments. Smaller corporations will need to higher in an external assessor. This is slightly better than self-assessment because at least the assessor knows what they are doing.
This approach is what the HSE guidelines recommend. However, it is not helping to reduce the incidence of pain in the workplace. This is because poor desk set up is not the main cause of most DSE related injury.
My packages provide individuals with the training they need to set themselves up at their workstation. This will minimise the strain on their bodies and minimise the risk of injury and pain.
Tutorial for self-assessment checklist
The mechanics on the body related to DSE work and the problems that occur.
What is your unique comfortable posture and how to reduce the strain of DSE work for you as an individual.
How to manipulate the guidelines to achieve and maintain your unique comfortable posture.
Can be adjusted to any DSE environment. Hot-desking, working from home, standing desks or other sedentary tasks that are not DSE won't be an issue.
Remedial DSE Assessments
A detailed examination and assessment for individuals with existing pain or other health issues at the workstation or those with a disability.
Advise as to how to manage and treat their unique injury or disability.
Current best practice guidelines from the HSE aren't working to reduce the incidence of pain in the workplace. The focus is on outdated theories about the causes of pain and injury. Don't fall into the trap of setting up a workplace "correctly". Set up your staff correctly first.