It is recommended that operators take regular posturalstretching breaks to

It is recommended that operators take regular

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visual attention can also give rise to fatigue-related complaints. It is recommended thatoperators take regular postural/stretching breaks to reduce intense periods of repetitivemovement. Employees newly engaged in keyboard work, and staff returning from anabsence of two or more weeks, need a period of adjustment. The adjustment may beachieved through reduced work rates, or provision of alternative duties with a gradualreintroduction to keyboard work. Jobs should be designed and organised so that either:computer-related tasks can be interspersed with non computer related, orcomputer based tasks can be rotated amongst several staff (task/job sharing).It is not the change of task per se, but the change to using different movements andpostures that is important. The whole purpose of task variety is to give the overloadedstructures a necessary break.-Posture and environmentChange your posture at frequent intervals to minimise fatigue. Avoid awkward postures atthe extremes of the joint range, especially the wrists. Take frequent short rest breaks ratherthan infrequent longer ones. Avoid sharp increases in work rate. Changes should begradual enough to ensure that the workload does not result in excessive fatigue. Afterprolonged absences from work the overall duration of periods of keyboard work should beincreased gradually if conditions permit. 2. Completed checklist of the workstation (available on e-learning). You are to provide relevant information based on the staged workstation provided. print the copy and you may complete it by handwritten and submit as an attachment with this assessment. Must include your name and student number on the form or you may choose to complete the form electronically, print and submit as an attachment with this assessment. Must include your name and student number on the form. <3 marks allocated for completing the form relevant to the workstation provided> Answer: HM_ ICT Business Documents Assessment II_v2 Page 21 of 35 Last Updated 29/07/19
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T-1.8.1 Name Position Date 1.Chair Swivel seat with 5 castor base (glides should be used on hard floors) Seat height should be adjustable so that when operator is seated: Upper arms handing freely (no side arms on chair) Thighs are not compressed by front edge of seat Upper leg is approximately horizontal or angled slightly upwards with feet on floor or footrest Sufficient clearance between the thigh and lower edge of desk Sufficient clearance between front edge of seat and lower leg If relative heights of work surface and chair are not sufficiently adjustable (for short person) then an angled footrest should be provided. Back rest adjusted: For height so that small of back is supported For angle to allow user to sit upright 2.Desk Height should be adjustable so that forearms are horizontal or angled slightly downward Document holder placed beside or beneath screen at same viewing distance as screen Phone, folders etc. within easy reaching distance without the need to twist body or stretch from seated position Sufficient space for documents, completed work and writing on work surface Beneath desk should be clear of obstructions so that knee and foot
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