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Set Up Your Workspace Ergonomically

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What to Do:

  • Lift your computer off of the floor with a CPU holder to provide easy access and protect it from dust and damage.
  • Use a monitor support arm to allow full adjustment of the monitor, which should be set so that the top of the monitor is level with your eyeline.
  • Keep your working area well luminated with high quality LED lighting.
  • Free up your valuable workspace with organisational tools, such as pencil pots and paper trays.
  • Use cable management solutions to organise and protect cables from desk to floor.
  • Use a system rail/ tool rail to provide a fully adjustable workspace and mount all your office products from it to free-up maximum desktop space.
  • Use height-adjustable desking to create the optimum working space.
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What NOT to Do:

  • Store your computer on the floor, leaving it vulnerable to dust and damage.
  • Leave the monitor on a static stand and at a standard height, increasing the chances of neck and back ache and eye strain.
  • Put up with working in poor lighting, which may lead to eye strain.
  • Take up your workspace with files and stationery that could be stored out of the way, potentially reducing your productivity.
  • Leave cables to hang freely down from the back of the desk, increasing the risk of accidents or damage.
  • Use a static, non-adjustable desk produced in a standard height, which may lead to back ache.