A Useful Guide to Sitting Comfortably At Your Computer

Authors: Steve Amos and James Hammerton-Fraser
ISBN: 978-1-909025-04-2

Overview

Using computers is an everyday feature of our busy lives, both at home and at work. In this Useful Guide, James Hammerton-Fraser and Steve Amos highlight the importance of adopting good posture, and of setting up our workstations correctly.

In the past, emphasis has been placed on ensuring that workstations are set up in accordance with Health and Safety regulations. While this is important, James and Steve believe that the starting point needs to be an increased level of awareness of what constitutes good posture. Bringing together this awareness of good posture and knowledge of how to set up workstations correctly will benefit both individuals and employers.


What the Useful Guide includes:

  • The risks associated with poor posture and inadequate workstations
  • The legislative and regulatory context
  • Your body - how it works; how to exercise, relax your muscles and adopt good posture
  • How to adjust your chair, desk and screen
  • Computing on the go
  • Managing the risks
  • How to create a culture which promotes best practice
  • Display Screen Equipment questionnaire and checklist

  • Benefits to individuals include:

  • Awareness of how to sit comfortably at work
  • Ability to set up the workstation correctly
  • Reduced risk of short term pain and long term physical damage

  • Benefits to employers include:

  • Increased levels of productivity
  • Reduced levels of absence
  • A happier and healthier workforce


  • Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Ensure that workstations are set up correctly
  • Ensure that all computer use complies with regulatory guidance
  • Adopt good posture yourself and encourage good posture in others
  • Promote physical wellbeing through the use of Calisthenic exercise


  • About the Authors

    James Hammerton-Fraser has worked in both corporate and industrial environments. His specialist areas are business consultancy and health and safety, and understanding how companies can implement processes in a pragmatic and practical way.

    Steve Amos is a freelance writer and training consultant, specialising in the areas of management and communication skills. Steve is also the author of...

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