Circumstances created by COVID-19 mean the University is asking staff to work from home wherever possible. Find advice on setting up your home office on the designated COVID-19 website under Working from home or remotely.
For guidance on setting up your workstation, please complete the Office Ergonomics training in TrainME.
Understanding the workstation self-assessment form and how to escalate when further assistance is required.
Sit stand workstation
A number of alternative ‘workstations’ are currently commercially available. The primary benefit of a sit/stand workstation is the opportunity for postural variation and movement.
Working from home or remotely
The University of Melbourne supports flexible work arrangements for its staff.
General advice directed at maximizing postural comfort at work during pregnancy
Strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour
Spending too much of your day sitting at work, sitting whilst commuting and generally engaging in a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing a range of health issues.
Injury prevention strategies
Prevention should be the primary focus of all Health & Safety programs. Job design, work practices, rest breaks, health and fitness all relate to injury prevention.
Workstation assessment and report (for use by the Health & Safety Specialist Services team only)
- Safety Bulletin 2019/06: Mobile devices and walking
- Safety Bulletin 2018/03: Sit stand workstation
- Safety Bulletin 2017/05: Sit/Stand desktop units
Requirements and Processes
Flexible Work Arrangements Procedure (MPF1155) - See section 3: Home based work for professional staff