Head, Neck & Shoulders
Correct posture should minimise awkward neck movements. For correct screen height, the top of the computer screen should be at eye level. Proper body posture is when the eyes, shoulders and hips are in a straight line.
EyesViewing distance from screen should be 380mm - 810mm. Place the copyholder on the side of your dominant eye. Reduce monitor brightness and static, minimise glare, reflection and on-screen flicker.
Back - Adjust the seat height for correct posture
Do not sit in the same position for long periods Utilise well-positioned lumbar support Forearms, Wrists & Hands Forearms should be parallel to the floor.
Bottom of the elbow should be level with the home row of the keyboard. Avoid bending hands at the wrists when typing (wrists should remain at a similar height to the keyboard or mouse).
Legs & Feet
The correct seat height is when the thighs are parallel to the floor, with the feet flat and knees level with the hips Ensure adequate space from back of knee to seat pan (min 50mm) Support legs and feet.
The EU Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations aim to reduce the number of work related illnesses including backache, mental stress, eye strain and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).