Most University staff spend a considerable amount of time at their workstation. If your workstation is not set up properly, you may experience discomfort or injury.

The following ergonomic guidelines can help you arrange your workstation to reduce or eliminate risks that can lead to injury.

Computer workstations

To prevent injury while performing daily tasks, all staff with University workstations should review their set-up using the:

In addition, read the Computer Workstations Design and Adjustment Guidelines [2.50.03] for information on preventing injuries that may be caused by improper workstation set-up.

WorkSafe Queensland provides further information and guidelines on office ergonomics, or contact your local safety coordinator for additional assistance.

Selecting furniture or equipment

All faculties, schools and centres must purchase seating and furniture from the approved range offered by Properties and Facilities Furniture.

If specialised needs or unique workstation seating or furniture are required, contact the Ergonomics and Rehabilitation Advisor for assistance.

Laboratory workstations

If you work in a laboratory, consult the Laboratory Ergonomics Guidelines [2.50.05] for information and advice about ergonomic set-up of your workstation.

Additional ergonomic requirements

Assessment and specialised seating, furniture or equipment can be arranged for people with:

  • existing injuries
  • pain and discomfort
  • tall or short stature
  • a specific disability.

In such cases, or if you have any questions about workstation ergonomics, contact your Ergonomics and Rehabilitation Advisor.