H&S issues - student workstations
As we are all no doubt aware, there are H&S regulations which specify how our workstations are set up, correct eye level, lighting, position of equipment etc etc.
I don't think there are any grey areas insofar as staff are concerned, but where do schools stand with regards students workstation 'welfare'?
Having seen some ICT suites where standard 600mm wide kitchen worktop benching is used, and the PC, keyboard and mouse are bunched onto a very small surface area, it leaves very little room, if any, for the students to rest forearms or wrists.
Do the exact same regulations apply to student workstations, or are there different considerations?
If indeed the same H&S concerns apply, what are the potential consequences for schools where workstation 'areas' do not conform? Could whole ICT suites be closed down?