Ergonomics and Computing

Top tips for a safe, comfortable and productive workstation.

The purpose of ergonomics is to maximise performance and minimise the risk of illness and injury. The word is made up of ERGON  (Work) and NOMOS (Natural Laws) It is the science that studies people’s performance and wellbeing in relation to their job tasks and their environment. As part of our workplace services AbilityNet employs ergonomists to assess people’s needs on a one to one basis.  

Every employee has the right to a safe and comfortable workplace, and every employer benefits when their workforce is at their most productive.

This factsheet is a practical introduction to the factors which may affect your workstation. It is not an exhaustive guide to everything you need to consider but offers links to relevant materials and resources.

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