Studies show that back pain is one of the most common complaints for absenteeism in the workplace; it’s not surprising with the majority of office workers sitting for up to eight hours a day and not using ergonomic chairs. It’s not surprising with the majority of office workers sitting for up to eight hours a day and not using ergonomic chairs.
Unsuitable seating can cause people to adapt awkward postures which can lead to discomfort and back pain. Investing in ergonomic chairs for your workforce can make all the difference! Ergonomic chairs adjusted and used correctly can maximise the benefits in the health and wellbeing of you and your staff.
Although, we’re not suggesting you drop everything and rush out and buy the first ergonomic chair you see. When choosing ergonomic seating you should firstly consider the needs of the individual and the type of work being carried out. What is good for one member of staff may not be the best choice for another.
We believe that good ergonomic chairs should offer the following benefits:
- Seat height adjustment – The chair should be able to be adjusted so that your feet are comfortably flat on the floor while sitting. If once you have adjusted the seat you find that it is too low in relation to your workstation, use a footrest to provide support for your feet and raise the chair to the desired height.
- Seat depth adjustment – The chair should be able to be adjusted so that when seated you are fully supported by the backrest and the seat of your chair does not put pressure on the back of the knees.
- Height adjustable armrests – The armrests on the chairs should be able to be adjusted so they support the arms but do not obstruct desk access, allowing you to get as close to the desk as possible, whilst still maintaining contact between the seat back and your back.
- Seat forward tilt – This rotates forward which puts the lumbar spine into its natural curve, thus reducing stress on muscles and the rest of the spine.
- Ergonomic office chairs provide support exactly where it is needed, improving employee’s health and wellbeing and also offering benefits for employers in helping to reduce absenteeism and improving productivity.
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