Presented by: Lorne Elcock
GENERAL CARE OF THE COMPUTER
Computers are made of electronic components that must be safeguarded. To ensure that you get the best from your computer system, you should follow these guidelines:
Dust the system unit and peripherals
Cover the units when not in use
Keep the table surface and work environment clean and clutter free
In order to protect your computer system from physical damage and ensure that it functions properly
Place your equipment on a sturdy level desk
The desk should be 4”- 6” form the wall. This is to enable proper circulation of air and to leave adequate space for cables
Do not expose your computer system to direct sunlight, external heat or moisture
To ensure your equipment is protected from harmful fluctuation in the power supply, use a serge protector or an uninterrupted power supply(ups)unit
Never overload electric outlets
Position the monitor so that there is no reflection on the screen
MAINTAINING YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT
Never eat or drink near the computer
Keep your work area free from clutter and dust
Use a soft brush or feather duster to dust the monitor, keyboard ,system unit and other devices.
Wipe the monitor screen and scanner glass with a soft lint free cloth that is moistened with screen cleaning liquid.
Cover the computer and its peripherals with dust covers when the equiptment will not be in use for a long period.
ENSURING PERSONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
To ensure personal health and safety follow these guidelines:
Ergonomics is the science of designing equiptment so that it is safe and easy to use.
An ergonomically correct product is designed to work properly with the human body
Ergonomically designed furniture and equiptment reduces the risk of strain and injury
Use a properly designed computer desk with a built-in-tray to hold the keyboard and mouse.
Select a comfortable chair with adjustable height, lower back support and an adjustable arm-rest
Position your monitor approximately an arms length from your body
Look away from the screen and blink your eyes every few minutes to reduce the risk of eye strain
Take frequent breaks away from the computer
Report safety hazards to your supervisor or maintenance officer
Report accidents as soon as possible
STANDARDS OF WORK
You should have skills, ethics and moral values that will make you a valuable member of your society.
Organisation of work
Standard of assignment for submission
Effective time management
Follow up procedures
ORGANISATION OF WORK
Arrange your work area so that you can function efficiently and effectively
Ensure that items frequent used are always close at hand
Make a list of tasks that must be done and stick to it. Tasks should be scheduled in order of priority.
STANDARDS OF ASSINGMENT FOR SUBMISSION
Make sure that all assignments are neat and well organised.
Ensure that your information is accurate, relevant, sufficiently detailed and well researched.
Make certain that your work is free from grammatical errors, spelling and punctuation
Papers should be presented in a neatly labeled attractive folder.
Electronically presented assignments should be saved on a well labeled CD or diskette.
EFFICIENT TIME MANAGEMENT
Always be punctual
Use and electronic or paper diary to record all assignments
Aim to complete all work assignments well in advance of deadlines.
Motivate your study group to take early action and prepare a research timetable.
Consult with your teacher and parents or guardians to prepare a home study timetable
FOLLOW UP PROCEDURES
Ensure that your documents are saved where there are safe and can be easily retrieved.
When work is returned for improvement make the required corrections promptly.
Maintain a check list and mark off assignments as you complete them.
ELEMENTS OF DESIRABLE HABITS AND WORK ATTITUDES
Be prepared to work without supervision…