Around 30% of work-related injuries are due to ergonomics – body posture or muscular injuries. Having measures in place to assess the suitability of display screen equipment and the wider desk area helps to minimise this risk.

  • Look at how the chair is positioned at the desk; can it be adjusted?
  • Is there suitable room on the desk for staff to safely type without causing repetitive injuries or strain?
  • Are computer screens free from glare and fully adjustable to provide the correct working height?

Being aware of the working environment and using the correct office furniture helps to prevent injuries.