Ergonomics and Wellness

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, the job role or his/her personal competence. Not only does this ensure that an individual is safe and comfortable at work, it also saves the business cost, reputation and continued existence. Moreover, it can increase productivity in the workplace, improve the quality of work and ensuring the health and safety of the workers. For example, 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 Job Organisation
 

– Nature of task
– Workload
– Environment
– Equipment

 

 

– Competence
– Skills
– Attitude
– Risk Perception

 

 

– Work Patterns
– Resources
– Communications
– Leadership

 


posture_standWhy Ergonomics – How Does it Affect your Health?

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, back ache, 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.


The Ergonomic Equation to Reach Comfortable Computing.

Reaching comfortable computing begins with you. Once you have payed 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  +  Rest  =  Comfortable Computing

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. Also, 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.


Ergonomic Tips and Tricks

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 Monitor Tips Keyboard 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.
 

– Adjust monitor height so it’s eye level.
– 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.

 

 

– The center-line of the keyboard should be level with the height of your elbow.
– Tilt the keyboard back 10 degrees so that your wrist remain flat.

 


Stand up to Better your Health.

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 build today, as Kingsfield can offer a full range of equipment best suited for your needs.

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