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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.