Creating a comfortable home office

Creating a comfortable home office

While many of us have now been working from home for a while now, it’s never too late to set up a comfortable home office. Here are a few pointers to help you create a solid working space.

Workstation

  • Set up at a desk or table and position the monitor so you do not need to tilt your body.
  • Position your keyboard in front so your forearms are supported on the desk. The mouse should be at the same level as the keyboard.
  • If using a laptop for extended periods, please use a separate full-sized keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Chair

  • Choose a comfortable chair that is adjustable if possible and adjust the chair to suit you. Consider adding a lumbar support or cushion if needed.
  • Position the chair close to the desk.

Electricals

  • A safety switch should be installed at the premises.
  • Make sure cords and plugs are in good condition and are placed so they do not pose a trip hazard.
  • Avoid using double adaptors and piggy-backing extension leads.

Work practices & environment

  • Make sure you have adequate lighting, minimal glare and good ventilation.
  • Aim to take short breaks every 30 minutes to stand up and move.

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