Sample VDU policy for adding to your corporate intranet.
Many professions require perfect colour vision as a prerequisite to taking up employment. It is a good idea to bring your son or daughter for a colour vision test when considering career opportunities. Very few people are totally colour blind, but there are many, particularly males, who have deficiencies in recognising particular colours. This is often undiagnosed until they complete a dedicated colour vision test e.g. the Ishihara colour test.
The visual requirements for pilots are one of the most demanding. The visual requirements for other occupations, e.g. electricians are not as strict. You might fail the pilots test, but pass on the electrical wire test. View minimum standards of eyesight for occupations.
Inadequate protection of your eyes at the workplace from hazardous materials, thermal, radiation and mechanical or physical dangers can lead to blindness, loss of earnings, and lawsuits. There are many industry standards and regulations covering such hazards. However there is no ”one size fits all” as everyone’s needs and circumstances must be assessed individually. There are numerous types of safety spectacles and goggles in the market place and choosing the correct one is a specialist job.
You need an optometrist who has access to the widest range of suppliers of safety spectacles and goggles and who has the experience of working with companies for many years.
We have been supplying safety spectacles and goggles to industrial companies and corporations for over 20 years. We can provide on-site testing services or in-practice. Once a full assessment is documented on the potential safety hazards facing a staff member, we can advise on the most appropriate safety eye wear for that individual. You can relax knowing that your workforce’s eyes are well protected from the hazards in your business. We are a specialist Bolle outlet who supply the widest range of safety eyewear.
The Department of the Environment requires all drivers and learners to have an eye screening test when applying for a driving licence. The form is only valid for one month, so you should wait until you have passed your theory test before arranging your appointment. Download the form..
You require a Driver Vision Certification, stating that you are visually fit to drive when you apply for a licence. You have no obligation if you already have a licence (unless you are over 70 years of age). It is a legal requirement to have your eyes checked to determine if you meet the driving standards without glasses or with your current prescription. Even if you meet the standards without glasses, it may be beneficial to have a comprehensive eye examination done instead of just a screening. Our dedicated opticians and optometrists will carry out the required sight examinations and provide any prescriptions for correction if needed. This would determine if you would benefit from a slight prescription to ensure that you have the best vision possible for driving, especially at night. Those extra few metres of visual recognition might be the difference that saves a life and avoids a serious accident.
If your firm nominates us as the preferred supplier for VDU screening, you and your family may claim a 10% discount on all of your purchases at any of our stores. Offer not in conjunction with additional or other offers.