Ergonomic Legislation

The ‘Health and Safety at work’ act of 1974 ensures that a human’s limitations and strengths are not exceeded in the organisation, job role or his/her personal competence. Not only does this ensure that an individual is safe and comfortable at work, but it also saves the business cost, reputation and continued existence. Moreover, it can increase productivity in the workplace, improve the quality of work and ensure the health and safety of the employees. For instance, if the health and safety regulations weren’t in place, a worker may be injured whilst carrying out a task, which will potentially affect the work they do for the next 2-8 weeks.

3 Aspects That Must Be Considered

Individual

Competence

Skills

Attitude

Risk Perception

Job

Nature of Task

Workload

Environment

Equipment

Organisation

Work Patterns

Resources

Communications

Leadership

Why Ergonomics?

Being sat in front of a computer for 8-9 hours a day can do a lot of damage to your body. For example, eye strain, backache, lack of productivity and much more! This is why Ergonomic technology is being introduced to adapt to the physical needs of each individual. This creates a work environment that promotes wellness while improving productivity. Kingsfield can offer a variety of products from desk conversion kits to adjustable mounts to help you create an ergonomic and productive workspace.

Comfortable Computing

Reaching comfortable computing begins with you. Once you have paid attention to your body, you’ll be able to complete the 3 simple steps it takes to reach comfortable computing. The three-part ergonomic equation can be found below:

+ Natural Posture
+ Voluntary Motion
+ Plenty of Rest

A Natural Posture allows you to feel positively natural and comfortable, which minimises stress to the body and reduces the amount of energy used. Having Voluntary Motion in your equipment improves circulation within your body and maintains the balance with the body’s surroundings. Moreover, it can relieve static posture fatigue from sitting in an uncomfortable position for too long. Lastly, having plenty of Rest Time by taking regular breaks, light exercises and occasional stretching can relax your body, eyes, wrist and hands. These 3 key concepts will ensure you are working in a completely comfortable state.

Tips And Tricks For You

The correct placement of a monitor, keyboard and chair can reduce eye, arm, shoulder and neck fatigue. Follow these tips for comfortable computing whenever you’re working at a computer workstation.

General Tips

Use an adjustable chair and make adjustment regularly.

Rest your eyes.

Stand and stretch from time to time.

Minimise turning your head.

Change the Position of your equipment.
Monitor Tips

Monitor must be no closer than 20 inches from eyes.

Adjust the screen to eliminate glare.

If lighting condition permit, tilt the monitor back 10-20 Degrees.

Adjust monitor height so it’s eye level.
Keyboard Tips

The centerline of the keyboard should be level with the height of your elbow.

Tilt the keyboard back 10 degrees so that your wrist remain flat.

If you can, get a an ergonomic keyboard.

Stand Up

Many office workers across the UK are trapped in an excessively sedentary lifestyle caused by sitting down all day. The solution to this is understanding the benefits of adapting to a sit-stand environment by breaking sitting time and moving around more. When you think about, you actually have about 3 hours to be active in a day, which isn’t the best thing for your health. Upgrade your existing space or design a new workspace today, as Kingsfield can offer a full range of equipment best suited for your needs.

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