Laptops

How to adjust
What height?
  • Position the laptop in front of you at a height that allows you to see the screen without bending your neck (your eyes should be at level with the top of the screen).
  • This can be achieved by using a laptop stand, a docking station or a monitor raiser.
Safe typing
  • Wherever possible laptops should be used in conjunction with an external keyboard and mouse so that forearms are parallel with work surface.
  • If you don’t have an external mouse and keyboard available use light touch while keying and mousing.
Posture
  • Arms should be resting by your side, elbows bent to 90 degrees, and wrists straight while keying.
Portability
  • Consider how you are going to transport your laptop. Backpacks or trolley style cases with wheels are much kinder on the body than the standard side-shoulder carry bags.