Achieve optimum efficiency by creating an ergonomic workstation:
- Ensure that your chair is set up correctly as per the manufacturer’s instructions and that you are seated at the correct height in relation to your workstation, use a height adjustable monitor arm in conjunction with the chair.
- The computer monitor screen should be placed directly in front of you so that your body and neck are not twisted when looking at the screen.
- Viewing distance: the screen should be at a comfortable horizontal distance for viewing which is usually at an arm’s length (sit back in your chair and raise your arm and your fingertips should touch the screen).
- Place the monitor at a comfortable viewing height that doesn’t make the user tilt his or her head up or bend their neck down to see it. For a standard monitor, the top of the viewable part of the screen should be level with your eyes.
- Screen image should be legible, flicker-free, stable and free from glare. It should also tilt and swivel easily to suit the user’s needs. If your legs are not reaching the floor, use a footrest.
- As with the monitor screen, the first step is to make sure your chair is set up correctly and is the right height for the workstation.
- Use a laptop stand to raise the screen to an appropriate viewing height.
- Use a separate ergonomic mouse and ergonomic keyboard on a suitable work surface.
- The laptop screen should be placed directly in front and facing you, so that your body and neck are not twisted when looking at the screen.
- Finally, the laptop should be at a comfortable horizontal distance for viewing, such as at arm’s length. If your legs do not reach the floor, use a foot rest.