Ergonomic computer workstation set-up advice

How to reduce the risk of long term injury at your desk

Most of us spend hours at our desk every day. Bad habits and incorrect posture can lead to short-term pains and aches that can turn into long-term injuries.

There are a number of useful tips you should follow to avoid this by maintaining good posture at your workstation.

View our important tips on this page.

Workstation set-up illustration
Head position illustration

Balanced head, not leaning forward.

Arm position illustration

Arms relaxed by your side.

Lower arm position illustration

Forearms parallel to desk.

Back position illustration

Sit back in chair ensuring good back support.

Arm length illustration

Screen approximately arms length from you.

Eye position illustration

Top of screen about eye level.

Leg position illustration

Space behind knee.

Feet illustration

Feet flat on floor or on a footrest.