Who’s Responsible for Work Station Assessments? 

You’ve taken on temporary office workers via an employment agency. Who is responsible for workstation assessments, eye sight tests, etc.? Is it down to you as the host employer or the agency?

Both you and the agency have responsibilities under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. The host employer is responsible for providing a safe workstation, assessing the risk, planning for breaks, etc. The agency must provide general safety training and eye tests.