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Ergonomics & Health and Safety Quick Links – Menu Monitors Input Devices Posture Computers and Stress Health & Safety Laws Instructions If you want, you can jump straight to a section by clicking a button on the left. Then click the Home button in the bottom-right corner of each page to get back to this menu.
Posture You should have an adjustable chair and monitor to get into the best position Your forearms should be roughly horizontal Your eyes should be level with the top of the screen Make sure you are as comfortable as possible when using a computer:
Monitors Keep it clean from dirt and fingerprints Position the monitor to avoid glare from lights or windows Use the Contrast and Brightness controls Ensure that there is enough ambient light in the room Make the screen as easy to read as possible:
Input Devices Tilt the keyboard with the feet at the back, allowing you to keep your arms straight Rest your hands and arms when not typing or using a mouse If possible use ergonomically designed keyboards and mice Again - take frequent, regular breaks Reduce the risks of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI):
Computers and Stress Ease of use – programs should be self explanatory, reliable and consistent with other programs as much as possible. Sufficient Training – users should be left feeling confident, not confused! Appropriateness to task – are you using the best type of program to do each piece of work? Software should be designed with end-users in mind! These are all fairly obvious points to consider, but they can all be too easily overlooked – creating stress!
Health & Safety Laws Analyse workstations and their surroundings; if found to be unsafe they need to be made safe. Ensure workstations meet minimum ergonomic requirements. Plan work for users, allowing breaks or variations in their work so they are not doing computer-related tasks all day. Provide free eye tests and possibly glasses to any worker that regularly uses computer screens. Provide health and safety training and information on reducing risks. The Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992: