Monday, 17 June 2013

Some tips on screen height

What is the correct height for my computer screen?

The position of your computer screen is very important as it affects the posture of your head and neck. As the day goes on it can affect your back too.

The monitor should be positioned straight in front of you with the top of the screen at your eye level.
Here's why...

Two things need to be considered:
- a relaxed and therefore comfortable gaze
- keeping your head upright to minimise strain on your neck

Our natural line of sight is 10° to 15°below the horizontal and should fall on the most important part of the display which is often in the centre of the computer screen. It's OK for your head to incline slightly forwards but not more than 15°. Beyond this the strain and pressure in the neck joints increases and can be damaging. 

It is recommended that the most important part of the screen should be ±15ยบ around the line of sight.

And last but not least, the screen should be tilted appropriately to give you a perpendicular viewing angle and to avoid glare.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Are you sitting comfortably?

Give your workspace a One-Minute Workout!

  • Is your chair at the right height so your elbows are just above your desk?
  • Are your feet flat on the floor? If not, you need a footrest.
  • Is your chair close to you desk? The backrest should be supporting your back fully while you work.
  • Is your screen directly in front of you and the height adjusted?
  • Is your keyboard directly in front of you, close to the front of your desk? Don't rest your wrists!

Now you’re fit for work!