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In line with current Health and Safety regulations it is now your responsibility as an employer to provide free safety spectacles for all employees who are at risk from hazards in the workplace.Eye protection is a requirement under Regulation 4 of the Personal Protective Equipment At Work Regulation 1992 when at risk in a hazardous area. Employers must provide personal protective equipment that offers suitable protection to personnel who may be exposed to potential health risks.
The guidance states that where an employee normally wears spectacles and the risk assessment determines that safety spectacles are appropriate, prescription spectacles shall be purchased at the expense of the employer.
Display Screen Equipment regulations 1992 (DSE) requires employers to minimise the risks in VDU work by ensuring that workplaces and jobs are well designed.
The regulations apply where an employee habitually uses VDUs as a significant part of their normal work. It is normally agreed that “habitual” means regularly using a terminal for periods of over one hour.
Benefits of DSE compliance: 2007
Employers have to:
1. Analyse workstations and assess and reduce risks
2. Ensure workstations meet minimum requirements
3. Plan work so there are breaks or changes of activity
4. On request, arrange eye tests and provide spectacles if needed.
5. Provide health and safety training and information