The positioning of the keyboard and mouse is important to allow for the correct posture. The arms should be relaxed into a 90-degree angle, with a straight hand and wrist, without leaning on the desk. Aches and strain can develop if the wrists rest on the desk in front of the keyboard and mouse, creating a bend to the hand. A simple solution is to improve the position of the wrists by using a wrist rest.
Shoulder strain can be related to the arm position when using the keyboard and mouse. The width of a standard keyboard can force the arms to extend outwards, away from the body, causing strain in the shoulder. A simple solution to avoiding shoulder discomfort is to reduce the width of the keyboard.
We offer a range of keyboard solutions to meet all budget requirements. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Aches and strain in the hand and wrist during mouse use commonly referred to as RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury), can be effectively alleviated using a vertical mouse. The hand is placed in a relaxed ‘handshake’ position, preventing forearm and wrist twisting. We can provide a wide range of vertical mouse, varying in shape and size, available for right and left hand use.
Where movement of the arm to operate the mouse is causing discomfort, particularly in the shoulder, a rollerball can be helpful.
We are happy to recommend a particular mouse design depending on the symptoms, please contact us for more information.
We offer a range of ergonomic solutions to suit all budgets. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Posture in the sitting position can easily become compromised when sitting for long periods in front of the computer. The height of the screen can affect posture and if too low can cause the user to sit with a slouched position. Screen size can vary and we advise the top line of the document to be level with the eyes. If the head moves downwards too much to view the mid to lower section, the screen may be too low. If the monitor does not have height adjustment, a cost-effective monitor stand can be used.
A footrest has a number of benefits and can be helpful when trying to maintain posture. If the chair is correctly adjusted to adopt a 90-degree arm angle and the feet are no longer on the floor, a footrest will be necessary to prevent leaning forward and placing the feet on the base of the chair. Placing the feet on an angled footrest will encourage the user to sit back against the backrest of the chair.
We offer a range of monitor arms and foot rests to suit all budgets. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail.
Standard desk height in the UK ranges from 72 to 74cm although this height might not be suitable for everyone, particularly the taller person over 6ft. The height of the desk should not compromise your seat height and the recommended posture should be achievable. If this means the desk needs to be raised, there are a number of solutions available.
If the user does not need to stand when working but needs the desk raised to sit comfortably, riser discs under the desk legs are an easy solution.
Recent studies have shown that sitting in one position all day can have a negative impact on health and productivity. Sit-Stand desks have become a popular solution, allowing the DSE user to alternate between sitting and standing which helps to combat aches, fatigue, poor circulation and general discomfort.
An alternative and cost-effective solution for achieving sit to stand is to use a desktop unit on the existing desk.
We offer a range of ergonomic desk solutions to meet all budget requirements. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to discuss your personal requirements
For a chair to comply with ‘The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations’ it must meet the following criteria.
The chair is the first piece of equipment to be adjusted when setting up a workstation to achieve the correct posture. The following should be considered:
Well-being improves motivation, productivity and energy levels. Employers should consider ergonomic seating for their work force. All the above information points towards the necessity for seating that offers adequate, variable and flexible support which can be adjusted sufficiently to suit the majority of the workforce. The challenge to overcome the diversity of different body shapes and sizes resulted in the development of these highly engineered affordable posture solutions.
We offer a wide range of seating whether you're equipping an entire office of looking for something more specific to overcome personal discomfort or injury.