Employers must provide a working environment which minimises any health and safety risk for employees.
hardware, i.e. screens for visually impaired
performing the same action over and over again. i.e. working at a keyboard all day
ergonomically designed hardware
appropriate furniture i.e. adjustable swivel chairs
wrist rests under keyboards
changing sitting position
anti-glare screens i.e. TFT
deflect light away from screens
adjust screen brightness and contrast
blinds to deflect sunlight
free eye tests
adjustable chairs for height and backrests
computer screens can give out extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation. eg similar to sunlight exposure.
deflect glare from screen
low-emission screens i.e. TFT
accidents due to faulty/poorly organised equipment.
electrical switches and computer equipment in good repair and checked regularly.
cables and leads safely organised
no use of extension leads
controlled temperature/air conditioning
anti-static carpets and mats
fire extinguishers for electrical fires
no eating or drinking at computer
policy on health and safety