Due to this unprecedented time, most organisations have had to resort to making the move to remote/home working for their users. This change has highlighted how vital it is to make sure that your home working set-up is efficient and you’re using Office 365 to it’s full potential, optimise your home working by reading below and downloading a FREE brochure filled with Home Working Hints & Tips!
SUPPORT YOUR BACK
- Reduce your risk of back pain by adjusting your chair so your lower back is properly supported. It is also good to have a chair which is easily adjustable so you can change the height, back position and tilt
ADJUST YOUR CHAIR
- Adjust your chair height so you that when you use your keyboard your wrists and forearms are straight and are level with the floor. Your elbows should be by the side of your body so your arm forms an L-shape at the elbow joint.
PLACE YOUR SCREEN AT EYE LEVEL
- Your screen should be directly in front of you. A good guide is to place the monitor about an arm’s length away, with the top of the screen roughly at eye level
HAVE THE KEYBOARD STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU
- Place your keyboard in front of you when typing, if possible leave a gap of about 4 to 6 inches at the front of your desk so you can rest your wrists there.
KEEP YOUR MOUSE CLOSE
- Position and use the mouse as close to you as possible. A mouse mat with a wrist pad may help keep your wrist straight and avoid awkward bending.
AVOID SCREEN REFLECTION
- Your screen should be as glare-free as possible. If there’s glare on your screen, hold a mirror in front of the screen so you know what’s causing it.
- Position the monitor to avoid reflection from overhead lighting and sunlight, you can also adjust the screen’s brightness or contrast
TAKE REGULAR BREAKS
- Take frequent short breaks as this gives the muscles a chance to relax and allows you to change your posture. It also means that you eyes can take a break from the screen.
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