A Guide to Health and Safety Regulations for Computer and IT Equipment

  • Price: £3.60
  • Published: June 2016
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

Health and safety regulations covering the use of computers and related IT equipment apply to all employers. The most important rules concern the potentially harmful effects that computer screens - or visual display units (VDUs) - can have on the health of their users.

Employers also have obligations regarding computer and IT equipment under other health and safety regulations, such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, which require every employer to ensure that any work equipment is maintained in good working order and repair.

This factsheet explains the regulations affecting computer users and the steps employers need to take to safeguard the health and safety of their staff.

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