Corona crisis update
Due to the Covid situation we are now offering workstation assessments via videocalls and advice from an experienced osteopath and workstation assessor for employees who are now working from home. Working from a laptop at the kitchen table or sitting on the sofa increases the risk of suffering from musculoskeletal pains. With many people adapting to a future of working from at least on a part time basis it is important to have a good workstation setup both at the office and at home. If you require help with your home workstation setup to reduce your risk of musculoskeletal symptoms please leave your details HERE.
What we do
It can be difficult to know who to turn to when fulfilling your DSE legal obligations. Here at The DSE Partnership we take the hassle away and provide you with the right solution for your organisation helping reduce the risk of musculoskeletal symptoms in the workforce which can result in an increase in staff morale and productivity, and a reduction in absenteeism.
The DSE Partnership online self-assessment is secure, simple to use and gives users instant access to DSE training, assessments and reporting. They are ideal for companies with more than 150 employees and / or working across multiple sites.
Display screen equipment experience
We’ve helped organisations to meet their display screen equipment obligations and fulfil Health and Safety Executive requirements for many years. This includes supporting prestigious clients such as the BBC, the NHS, Rolls Royce and the London School of Economics.
Benefits of our work
Better posture and workflow advice can help reduce musculoskeletal symptoms such as back pain, neck pain and repetitive strain injuries (RSI). It can improve team performance, accuracy and efficiency, and ultimately reduce staff absenteeism whilst increasing morale.
It all makes perfect sense; happy employees mean fewer sick days and a reduction in sick pay, and saves time and costs on hiring and administration.
DSE risk assessments: find out more
If you would like to know more about DSE risk assessments, please contact our friendly, experienced team for advice.
If your business needs dedicated display screen equipment audits, we can provide quick, efficient and easy-to-understand DSE risk assessments across London and the Home Counties.
The DSE Partnership supports clients in the following towns and cities:
The City of London and Greater London area
Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Cheshunt
Bedford, Luton, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Kempston
Oxford, Bicester, Thame, Henley, Abingdon, Banbury
Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Amersham, Chesham, Gerrards Cross
Chelmsford, Harlow, Basildon, Brentwood, Braintree, Epping
Chelmsford, Harlow, Basildon, Brentwood, Braintree, Epping
Staines, Woking, Guildford, Walton-on-Thames, Esher, Camberley
Leeds, York, Sheffield, Bradford, Hull, Doncaster
Greater Manchester Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Bury
The DSE Partnership regularly receives positive feedback from clients. We are grateful for any DSE reviews received, as this helps us to maintain our high quality services and look for opportunities to improve even further.
Some reviews from client projects are listed below to give you an indication of how clients find our approach.
BLF used the DSE Partnership to conduct DSE workstation assessments and found their service professional and reliable, Tim is approachable and happy to help. Our staff found the assessments informative and beneficial. We would use this company again.
Kelvin Cery, Wikia
Tim provided some great insight into the various mechanical issues our team were experiencing, consulting each of our staff members on a one-to-one basis to provide tailored suggestions for their work station set-up as well as postural recommendations. Tim even went out of his way to speak directly with our property management team about an unlevel floor that was potentially causing problems. I would strongly recommend DSE’s service to other companies
The care and attention to detail given to each member of staff during their work station assessments has helped us to maintain a healthy workforce. This has undoubtedly prevented any spinal or RSI issues from arising throughout the year. With a friendly and professional approach, Tim works one-to-one to put staff at ease and gives valuable advice based on his extensive knowledge in this area. We have been using Tim and the DSE Partnership for more than a year now and would highly recommend their services.
Ann O’Brien, Head of Health and Safety
The DSE Partnership consultant has played a vital role in our efforts to tackle musculoskeletal disorders… the advice is always very practical and straight forward to implement.
The DSE Partnership’s team is a combination of experienced osteopaths, ergonomists and DSE workstation assessors.
Osteopath and DSE assessor
Tim leads The DSE Partnership and is expert in musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive strain injury (RSI) and pain and injury associated with sitting. Tim developed our one-to-one and online DSE risk assessments to help businesses improve employees’ working posture.
Registered Ergonomist, Osteopath and DSE assessor
My Ergonomics training started in the 80’s with a degree in Ergonomics from Loughborough University. Computers were relatively new, but there were early concerns about postural issues with prolonged usage. In the early 90s I worked for Royal Mail Research and Development. This included implementing the new European Directives in Display Screen Equipment (DSE) which applied to the office staff but also for the coding workstations where staff input address information from images of mail items, a very repetitive task. We also implemented the Manual Handling regulations establishing maximum weight for mail bags and delivery pouches.
With a passion for workstation ergonomics and over 17 years in the industry, Laura carries out one-to-one workstation assessments, closely supporting and assisting companies. Laura ensures the staff member is set up correctly at their workstation promoting safe posture. Aspects such as the desk, chair, environment, equipment positioning and breaks are looked at in detail, followed by a report outlining the findings for the companies records. A comfortable employee can provide a boost in morale, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity.
Would you like to join our team of assessors?
The DSE Partnership is open to approaches from reputable, qualified individuals who would like to help us expand our service across the UK. If you’re an experienced osteopath with a clear track record in conducting DSE and workstation assessments, please contact us for further details.
Partnership helps all types of companies fulfil their legal DSE
We have worked with blue chip companies, universities, sole traders, public sector organisations, charities, schools, partnerships and sole traders.
To discuss your team’s DSE assessment requirements or manage your workstation assessment risks more effectively, please contact us.
We’d love the chance to show you how the right approach can improve your work environment and boost employee productivity.