Simple advice enabling you to improve your sense of wellbeing at work
Rest your eyes by regularly interrupting work at the computer screen: breaks of just 5 minutes are already very beneficial to the eyes. These breaks may be used to perform a different type of activity, for instance to use the telephone, look out of the windows or look across your office.
Install your computer in such a way that the visual distance between you and the screen is between 50 and 70 cm and the upper edge of the screen is not higher than your own eyes.
Avoid reflections and situations of dazzle by closing the window blinds (if these are fitted) on sunny days.
Avoid screen flashes by keeping lamps and other electrical appliances some distance away from the screen.
Avoid using a dark background on your screen. It is preferable to opt for a light screen background with dark characters.
Do not use too many colours. Do not use more than three different colours on the screen, including the background colours and characters.
Make sure to maintain uniform lighting at your workplace.
Keep a surface of 10 to 15 cm free in front of the keyboard to rest your hands and forearms.
Change your posture regularly and use every opportunity to stand up and move around the office.
Avoid stressed and non-physiological postures. Do not turn your head sideways towards the screen while using the keyboard placed straight in front of you; do not unnecessarily obstruct the free space in front of your legs by various objects (such as waste paper basket, bags etc.).