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The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and shall come into force on 1st January 1993.

(2) In these Regulations–

(a)“display screen equipment” means any alphanumeric or graphic display screen, regardless of the display process involved;

(b)“operator” means a self-employed person who habitually uses display screen equipment as a significant part of his normal work;

(c)“use” means use for or in connection with work;

(d)“user” means an employee who habitually uses display screen equipment as a significant part of his normal work; and

(e)“workstation” means an assembly comprising–

(i)display screen equipment (whether provided with software determining the interface between the equipment and its operator or user, a keyboard or any other input device),

(ii)any optional accessories to the display screen equipment,

(iii)any disk drive, telephone, modem, printer, document holder, work chair, work desk, work surface or other item peripheral to the display screen equipment, and

(iv)the immediate work environment around the display screen equipment.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to–

(a)a numbered regulation is a reference to the regulation in these Regulations so numbered; or

(b)a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph so numbered in the regulation in which the reference appears.

(4) Nothing in these Regulations shall apply to or in relation to–

(a)drivers' cabs or control cabs for vehicles or machinery;

(b)display screen equipment on board a means of transport;

(c)display screen equipment mainly intended for public operation;

(d)portable systems not in prolonged use;

(e)calculators, cash registers or any equipment having a small data or measurement display required for direct use of the equipment; or

(f)window typewriters.

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