Computers are used by workers in most areas of business, often for long periods. Extended computer usage can lead to ongoing health-related issues including musculoskeletal disorders which may be preventable.

We have produced guidance with ACC on the prevention and management of computer-related health issues.

Guidelines for using computers - preventing and managing discomfort, pain and injury

This gives advice on workstations, computer hardware and ongoing monitoring.

Guidelines for using computers (PDF 1.8 MB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.