Regular Use Of Computers Can Cause: RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) Eyestrain & Headaches Exposure to Radiation Stress Backache
Avoiding common ICT health problems : Use an anti-glare screen. Good lighting. Look away from the screen and at a distant object frequently. Have regular eye checks. Take a short break at least every hour and walk around. Correct typing technique and posture.
Safety Issues The rules for all electrical appliances apply in a computer room. There should be no trailing wires. Food and drink should not be placed near a machine. Electrical sockets must not be overloaded. Adequate space around the machine. Suitable heating and ventilation. Suitable lighting with no glare or reflections. Benches must be strong enough to support the computers. All electrical equipment must be tested for safety at regular intervals.
Employer Obligations By law employers must protect employees using computers regularly and adhere to all Health and Safety Regulations. Free eye tests must be provided by employers for all employees who regularly use computers. Note: These regulations apply only to offices - not to students or pupils in schools or colleges.