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Ergonomics

About individual workspaces

the_obvious

The Obvious?

The following is a guide to promote the best outcomes for individuals but of course cannot guarantee any particular result.

A workspace adjusted to match you correctly, will minimise fatigue and the risk of repetitive strain and posture related injury.

People 'driving a desk' are well known for leading the field in these areas, ask any physiotherapist.
Click on the link below for a good general overview.

Ergonomics at work

While at risk of stating some obvious points, a checklist stepping through how to set up a workspace to correctly match each individual is useful.

If you have this sorted, the checklist will confirm the fact.

A Key Point :

A key point often overlooked is correct desk height.
While the importance of seat height for an individual's ideal posture is widely accepted,
your personal 'working surface height' is even more important when you think about it.

Ideally, the correct sitting height would be set with the chair adjustment, secondly the correct working surface height would be set with the desk height adjustment.

As many work surfaces are not height adjustable, it becomes necessary to use the chair adjustment to create the ideal working surface height first, then consider how to create the most suitable sitting posture.

If you have a 'set height' desk go straight to point 2 under Chair .

Step through these seven items to check how 'suited' your work environment is for the individual you are!

 

The key areas of any office are:

The Chair
The Desk
The Footrest
The Monitor
The Keyboard
Frequently Used Equipment
Lights and Sound