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Home Office Ergonomic Guidelines

July 22, 2020

If you’re working from home during the Covid-19 lockdown, we’ve jotted down a few points that will assist you as an ergonomic guideline:

  • Sit upright and avoid slouching.
  • Relax your shoulders with your upper arms hanging on either side of your body.
  • Keep your elbows at right angles, shoulders back and neck straight.
  • Place your feet on a footrest or flat on the floor with your legs parallel on the ground.
  • Make sure that your backrest is in an upright position so that the curvature of your back is supported.
  • Your thighs should not be constricted by the front edge of your seat.

 If you are not working form your desk, here is a guideline for the couch, bed or floor:

•Place your screen in line with or slightly below your eye level. If you don’t have a laptop stand, you can use books or boxes to raise the screen level.

•Avoid crossing your legs and rest your back against a wall or the sofa if your back gets sore, a rolled-up towel will help at the arch of your back.

•Make sure that the surface you’re sitting on is comfortable. Use a thin pillow or blanket if necessary.

•Get up and walk around for 2-3 minutes every 30 minutes to avoid discomfort on your joints.