Safety and Setting Up Your Office Work Station


The ACC have had a safety booklet out for years on how to set up your computer. There is even an approved code of practice. While the information is still relevant and can help you populate your H&S Manual, a good interactive guide is the HabitAtWork program. With this tool you can simply provide the link and let your new employees go through a self-paced training course on both preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury in an office environment. There is also an Industrial work environment option. Some companies have even approached the ACC and asked (and been approved) to copy the software so it can be loaded and hosted on their own LAN.

In an office environment these small injuries can definitely affect your businesses output and is worth the effort. Especially if integrated into a complete and tailored safety system.