Laptop health and safety

Risks associated with laptop use

With desk top computers you position the top of your monitor around eye level and place your keyboard at the same level as the elbows. With a laptop, however, the keyboard and monitor are as one, so you can’t adjust their positions independently; in addition, all components are very close together.

Laptop use is a major source of musculoskeletal problems. Familiarise yourself with our simple guidelines to minimise risks to yourself and others.

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