Free Public Sector Guide to Display Screen Equipment regulations

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is offering public sector organisations a free guide to the health and safety display screen equipment regulations.


The publication includes the latest research into eyecare decisions across public sector organisations, guidance from Lord Young’s recent health and safety review and current case studies to illustrate the information and put the theory into practice.

The guide covers: to whom the legislation applies to, requirements for eyetests and the funding obligations. The necessity for clear communication is explored along with an explanation of the wider-reaching positive implications of a full eye examination. This is due to the numerous illnesses and medical conditions that can be detected and monitored using the very latest eyecare technology.

The 1992 Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations (amended in 2002) require employers to provide all employees who use visual display units (VDUs) with eye tests, when requested, and glasses, if required. Research shows that while public sector organisations are generally keen to offer effective eyecare, there is still widespread misunderstanding of the regulations. A staggering 100% of those public sector organisations surveyed were not properly complying with the regulations due to lack of understanding regarding funding. The free guide aims to help employers to understand the regulations and their implications.

For a copy of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare’s free guide to  Display Screen Equipment Regulations please call: 0115 933 0800 or email:

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