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Amendment of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

3.  The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992(1) shall be amended—

(a)by substituting for regulation 3 the following regulation—

3.  Every employer shall ensure that any workstation which may be used for the purposes of his undertaking meets the requirements laid down in the Schedule to these Regulations, to the extent specified in paragraph 1 thereof.;

(b)by substituting for paragraphs (1) and (2) of regulation 5 the following paragraphs—

5.(1) Where a person—

(a)is a user in the undertaking in which he is employed; or

(b)is to become a user in the undertaking in which he is, or is to become, employed,

the employer who carries on the undertaking shall, if requested by that person, ensure that an appropriate eye and eyesight test is carried out on him by a competent person within the time specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The time referred to in paragraph (1) is—

(a)in the case of a person mentioned in paragraph (1)(a), as soon as practicable after the request; and

(b)in the case of a person mentioned in paragraph (1)(b), before he becomes a user.;

(c)in paragraph (3) of regulation 5 by inserting, after the words “has been provided”, the words “(whether before or after becoming an employee)”;

(d)by substituting for paragraph (1) of regulation 6 the following paragraphs—

6.(1) Where a person—

(a)is a user in the undertaking in which he is employed; or

(b)is to become a user in the undertaking in which he is, or is to become, employed,

the employer who carries on the undertaking shall ensure that he is provided with adequate health and safety training in the use of any workstation upon which he may be required to work.

(1A) In the case of a person mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (1) the training shall be provided before he becomes a user..