Computers and desk work are now an integral part of our daily lives, both for our work and home admin! Whether you work from home, go to the office or a mixture of the 2, there’s no getting away from a desk nowadays for many people!
There used to be a huge focus on ergonomics and how your desk or workstation is set up. The tide has changed in recent years and it’s now recognised that the best approach for working well is movement and variety. So, changing where you do your work regularly, adopting a variety of postures and working positions, walking meetings and getting up and moving regularly. We recently wrote a blog all about posture, which you can read here.
The more ‘comfortable’ you make your desk set up, the less likely you are to get up and move about, which isn’t great for your body! However, there are some key principles when you are setting up your workstation that can help with comfort and performance.
Key areas can include:
- Making sure your feet are supported
- How adjustable your chair is
- Where your keyboard, mouse and monitor are placed
There is a really handy self assessment checklist so you can look at the key areas of your desk set up. Click here to download your Computer Workstation Ergonomics Self Assessment Checklist.
If you’d like further advice or support about the principles or working well, or you are finding work is impacting you with back or neck pain, our team are here to help. You can book an appointment online here or call us on 023 8025 3317.
The source of the images and checklist can be found here.