Is the text size appropriate for you to comfortably read?
HintText should be roughly 2 to 3 times larger than the size of the smallest text that you can read.
Are the characters clear and easy to read?
HintMake sure the screen is clean and that that text and background colours contrast, such as black on white.
Is the image sharp and free from flicker?
HintThe settings may need adjusting or the screen itself replacing if there is a fault.
Is the screen brightness suitably adjusted?
HintYou must be able to adjust these settings to avoid experiencing headaches and other vision-related issues.
Can the screen be tilted, raised or lowered?
HintThe screen should be angled so that any glare and reflections from sunlight and artificial lighting is minimised.
Is the screen (or screens) positioned correctly?
HintThe main screen should be central to your body and roughly an arm’s length away. Your eyes should be meeting the screen 2 to 3 inches below the top with any other screens positioned at a same height and either size of the main screen.
Are the keys clear and legible?
HintThe letters on each key should not be missing or worn and a keyboard with a matt finish will reduce glare.
Are the keys working properly?
HintEach key should function correctly and be easily pressed without applying a lot of pressure.
Is the keyboard separate from the screen?
HintThis is essential in contributing to a good working posture.
Are you positioned correctly in relation to the keyboard?
HintThe H’ key should be in line with the centre of your body with enough room for the keyboard on your desk. Typing should be comfortable with your wrists being straight and fingers not being overstretched when typing.
Is the mouse within easy reach?
HintYour arm should be close to your side with your elbow at a slightly open angle. You should be able to maintain a straight wrist when using your mouse.
Does it fit comfortably within your hand?
HintThe mouse should be of a suitable shape and size so that it fits in your hand. Ensure you are using your dominant hand, left-handed mice are available.
Does the scroll wheel work with ease?
HintA stiff or overly sensitive wheel will cause you to adopt repetitive wrist motions.
Does the mouse itself move easily on the desk?
HintMouse movement should not feel stiff or slippery.
Is your wrist and forearm supported?
HintA desk or chair arm may be able to provide support. Or, a mouse mat with built in support may be appropriate.
Is the chair stable and in a good condition?
HintYour chair should be fully functional and free from damage to ensure your safety.
Can the height and recline be adjusted?
HintThe height and the seat back should both be adjustable.
Does the chair have armrests?
HintArmrests should be positioned so that when your elbows are bent at around 90° the undersides barely touch them.
Can the chair be positioned comfortably in front of and/or under your desk?
HintYour chair must not be obstructed and you must have enough surrounding space to comfortably move and stretch.
Are you sat correctly?
HintYou should have a straight back and relaxed shoulders. The chair should be adjusted so that your feet are flat on the floor, with knees at an angle of approximately 90 °. If this can’t be achieved, then a footrest is available.
Is the desk stable and in a good condition?
HintYour desk should be level and free from damage to ensure your safety.
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HintWood is a low reflectance material, reducing the likelihood of glare that could reflect onto the screen and obstruct text.
Is the desk of a suitable height?
HintYou and your chair should fit under the desk so that you are positioned approximately an arm’s length away from your screen.
Is the desk a suitable in size?
HintYour desk should provide the necessary space to accommodate all of your computer peripherals and any other equipment.
Is there enough space on and underneath the desk?
HintThere must be sufficient space on the desk to allow enough space to use your equipment and any documents. Your desk should be clean and free from clutter. You must have adequate space under your desk to allow you to frequently adjust your legs.