Much of the UK population has unexpectedly found themselves working from home. This is a ‘first experience’ for many and often the first time without a dedicated workspace in the office. Naturally our first instinct is to think short-term and head for the sofa with our laptop; however there is evidence to show that this temporary solution tends to become much more long-term. Working from the sofa with the TV in the background might seem absolutely perfect; however we place ourselves at risk of developing musculo-skeletal issues such as lower back and neck pain by adopting these postures for prolonged periods.
At Bennett Workplace we believe home-workers can be healthier and more productive by setting up a dedicated work area, using simple and cost-effective ergonomic solutions. So often people feel like they don’t have space for bulky home-office furniture; however with a little planning and smart choices with furniture, your ideal home-office setup could be more achievable than you think.
Why not check your current equipment against the DSE requirements check list. These regulations help employers achieve compliance but they are a great start for home workers to self-assess.