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Comprehensive Guide to Workstation Configuration

This training covers the concept of a workstation and its various components, focusing on how to optimize them for health, safety, and efficiency.

Definition of a Workstation

A workstation is the immediate working area of an employee, encompassing both digital and non-digital elements:

  • Includes display screen equipment like monitors, disk drives, modems, and printers.
  • Non-digital aspects such as chairs, desks, and the surrounding area are also integral parts of a workstation.

Workstation Types

Workstations can vary from traditional setups to non-traditional areas like reception desks.

Adapting Workstations to Individual Needs

Workstations must be adaptable to the unique size, shape, and working habits of each employee:

  • Considerations for body position and posture are essential.
  • Shared workspaces or hot desking require individual adjustments for each user.

Specialist Equipment Workstations

Workstations with specialist equipment are reserved for specific employees and should not be used by others.

Workstation Requirements and Routine Planning

Workstations must meet minimum requirements for equipment, environment, and user interface:

  • Plan work routines to avoid prolonged uninterrupted DSE use.

Incorporating Modern Technology

Modern workstations often include tablets, smartphones, smart speakers, VR/AR devices, and wearable technology:

  • These devices are part of DSE and require proper usage for health and safety.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Remote Working LO 1.2.1