View Full Version : Breaks from Workstation

10-05-2007, 04:03 PM
Has anyone got the 'official' guidelines on the above, and the amount of time that persons are allowed to take as designated breaks away from computer stations, or alternatively what do other practices do?

Many thanks

19-06-2007, 03:54 PM
try the DTI website I'm sure I've seen something on there regarding workstation and restbite periods, there might be something under work time directives or health and safety, we suggest at our surgery that upto 10 mins in every hr if the work is constant, however most staff use common sense and are not cosnstantly looking at screens. there is also guidance on there within H/S as to how far the screen should be hight of chair etc etc. good luck. in a nut shell there should be a risk assesment like everything else!! :)

20-06-2007, 01:19 PM
I've uploaded a self assessment VDU usage risk assessment.

Hope it helps