09.02.2011

Employers "failing to adhere to eyecare regulations"

Employers "failing to adhere to eyecare regulations"

By Alexa Kaczka

The majority of companies are failing to comply with regulations regarding the eyecare of their employees, according to a new study.

Research published by Specsavers shows that 81 per cent of companies are not adhering to 1992 Health and Safety (display screen equipment) regulations, amended in 2002.

This requires firms to fund eye tests and, if required, pay for the cost of glasses for those employees requiring them.

The research, seen by HR Magazine, also showed that almost two-thirds of companies have no formal system in place for this, while 73 per cent do not use vouchers.
Laura Butler, corporate account manager at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, pointed out that an eye test and glasses could be provided for as little as £20.

"We encourage all companies to invest a little time into exploring the options for eyecare benefits. The rewards will be seen by employees and employers alike," she explained.

by Adrian Galbreth


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