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Laptop Workstation Set-Up


How to reduce the risk of long term injury using your laptop

If you are using your laptop often or for extended periods, you should set it up correctly at your desk with a mouse, keyboard (mini keyboards are an excellent portable solution) and laptop stand. If you are using your laptop on the move try your best to find space for your keyboard, mouse and laptop stand.

Without using the laptop as part of a mobile workstation, long-term neck and shoulder injuries are common. Just think of the strain on your body when you crouch over a laptop screen for long periods.

View the tips on this page to see how to use your laptop correctly at your desk.

Correct laptop workstation setup

Balanced head, not leaning forward

head position

Arms relaxed by your side

arm position

Forearms parallel to desk

lower arm position

Sit back in chair ensuring good back support

back position

Screen approximately arms length from you

arms distance from screen

Top of screen about eye level

eyes level with screen top

Space behind knee

leg position

Feet flat on floor or on a footrest

feet flat