Ergonomists have issued recommendations on the layout of a computer workstation, but we must always keep in mind that the physical characteristics of individuals differ, and their needs as well. The idea is to keep or remove your work tools according to their frequency of use.
- Place the most used objects in a semi-circle around the office chair.
- Position documents between the screen and the keyboard (using a document rest) to avoid bending over or twisting your spine.
- Place objects that are used occasionally out of reach , so that you have to get up to get them: an opportunity to move and stimulate blood circulation.
- Prioritize the use of the keyboard over that of the mouse to reduce tension in the arm. Example: memorize a few functions and shortcuts to avoid having to click.
- Make sure to leave the necessary space to be able to move the chair freely (swivel, move forward or backward).
- Do not clutter the space below the desk to leave enough space for the legs and feet to adopt a natural position.