TOPIC 1- Health and Safety

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What causes backache?
incorrect posture
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How can you prevent backache?
use a adjustable height chair with 5 leg swivel, foot rest
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What is RSI?
Repetitive Strain Injury- causes aches and pains in: arm, wrist, hand and neck
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How can you prevent RSI?
adjust your chair, use an ergonomic keyboard/ mouse, wrist rest, learn how to type properly
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What causes eye strain?
focusing on a screen for a long period of time, glare on the screen, dirty screen
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How can you prevent eye strain?
taking regular breaks + eye tests, use blinds to avoid glare and cleaning the screen
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What causes stress?
pace of work, using unfamiliar software, loss of work- bugs/ viruses
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Under which Act does it say that employers have a duty to minimise risks to employees in the workforce?
Health and Safety Act 1974
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Under H&S Act 1974, what should computer screens do?
Tilt, height adjustable, show images without flickering, have brightness and contrast control
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Under H&S Act 1974, what appropriate training knowledge should be provided for employees?
knowledge on... how to make adjustments to the screen, the need for regular breaks and how to adjust size of text
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Under H&S Act 1974, chairs should be?
height adjustable, 5 leg swivel and provide back support
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Under H&S Act 1974, desks should be?
big enough for computer equip, matte surface to reduce glare
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Under H&S Act 1974, keyboards should be?
ergonomic keyboards to reduce RSI
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What is ergonomic?
allow people and things to interact safely and efficiently
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Software can be designed ergonomically
so that it is easier & less stressful to use
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How can you make software less stressful?
make software bug free, use easy to read font + size, display info in logical order, ensure software behaves as expected, the ability to switch music and animations off, create short cut keys
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