Compared to very manual jobs, office work has historically been considered relatively gentle on our joints and muscles. However, over recent years it has become clear that prolonged sitting, sometimes in poor or awkward postures can be equally, if not more detrimental to our bodies than repetitive heavy lifting jobs.
This section offers some useful resources and advice for those working for prolonged periods in an office environment, see the resource on the right of this page to help reduce your risk of developing muscle and joint problems.
Below you will find a display screen equipment (DSE) check list to ensure your desk and computer set-up is correct for you.
Assess your own desk and computer set-up with advice on how to improve it. Follow the link below to the self assessment webpage: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ck1.pdf