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Your Workstation-Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Safety

DSE typically includes your desk, computer/laptop/other similar devices and its accessories. It is Queen Mary policy that all staff using DSE should complete the online workstation assessment module, which can be found here.

Postgraduate research students not on QMUL payroll, Visitors and Contractors can utilise Appendix 1 of the DSE Policy to complete an assessment.

The online Display Screen Equipment (DSE) tutorial for all Staff and is designed to give DSE users the necessary information to carry out an ergonomic self-assessment of their workstation. Completion of this module is a requirement to obtain an Eye Care Voucher (Specsavers voucher).

Difficulty Accessing the Workstation Assessment Module

If you are having difficulty in accessing the workstation assessment module, please follow the step-by-step guide, which can be found here.

How to Obtain Recommended DSE

Once your assessor has contacted you and made any relevant recommendations, liaise with your Line Manager or Local Safety Coordinator (details can be requested from if you are unsure) about obtaining the additional DSE.

How to Assemble DSE

Should the additional DSE obtained require assembling e.g. unassembled chair, please consider the following options:

  • Upon purchase, ask the supplier if they offer an assembly service at the point of delivery
  • Contact the Estates Helpdesk (Maintenance) to request assistance in assembling equipment  

How to Obtain a Voucher

The Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Eye-care Vouchers are available electronically. Staff can apply for a voucher after completing the online workstation assessment module by emailing their QMUL ID Card number (under the barcode on the ID card) to the Health and Safety Directorate Helpdesk
Safety Eyewear Vouchers are available electronically, the Health and Safety Directorate Helpdesk with your Staff ID Card number (under the barcode on the staff ID card) stating if your glasses are single vision or varifocal.

QMUL Drivers will need to bring their Staff ID card and written confirmation that they are a QM Driver to Health and Safety Directorate reception (404 Bancroft Road, Mile End campus) to obtain a voucher. It is a good idea to phone on 020 7882 3369 so that busy periods can be avoided.

QMUL Documents

Employee Eye Care Scheme Guidance [.docx 82 KB]
Working with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) [.docx 1.84 MB]

Other Information Sources

Health and Safety Executive resources are available on

Primary legislation

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992


Contact details of Health and Safety Team can be found  here.

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