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.
Balanced head, not leaning forward.
Arms relaxed by your side.
Forearms parallel to desk.
Sit back in chair ensuring good back support.
Screen approximately arms length from you.
Top of screen about eye level.
Space behind knee.
Feet flat on floor or on a footrest.