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HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS

Desk Requirements:

  1. Appropriate for the height of the user

  2. Allows freedom of movement for the user

  3. Items on the desk should be easy to reach         

 Chair Requirements:

  1. The lumbar must be supported

  2. Cater for the users specific height level

  3. Comfortable

COMPUTER HARDWARE INCLUDING MONITORS AND KEYBOARD:

Monitor:

  1. The distance between the user and the monitor must be comfortable 
  2. Colour, contrast and brightness should be adjusted to the users needs 

Keyboard:

  1. Keyboard should be in a comfortable distance to support the wrists
  2. Shortcuts can be set to improve effiecnency
  3. Arm rests and padding should be used  

LIGHTING:

Lighting in the work environment should not be too bright as to irritate the user, or too dim as to cause the user to strain under the conditions to see. Fluorescent lights are the most commonly used.

CHEMICALS:

Many office machines produces  chemicals and fumes which may be harmful to other people working near the specific machine. For example a printer can be harmful and only should be used in a well ventilated area.

REST BREAKS:

Workers should not be overworked and should have frequent rest breaks and their current work should be changed as to not enforce boredom or tiredness. It will also help improve their endurance in accomplishing tasks. 

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