The importance of the office chair UK wide.
Many of us spend the majority of our time at work in a sitting position, so it’s important to make sure you have the right office chair. UK office based workers spend on average 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in a sitting position, so we think you’ll agree that investing in the correct office chair is essential. An uncomfortable office chair can cause people to adopt an awkward posture which can lead to discomfort and pain, and ultimately absence from work!
So, what should you be looking for when selecting an office chair? First and foremost, we believe it is essential that the office chair is suited to the individual user. After all, the more comfortable you and your staff are, the more productive you are likely to be! Finding the right chair doesn’t always mean spending a huge amount of money; it just means spending it wisely! Follow our guide and both you and your employees will be sitting comfortably in no time…
Essentially, an office chair should:
- Have adjustable seat height – When seated, your feet should rest flat on the floor and feel comfortable.
- Have a seat that has a waterfall (curved) front edge – It should comfortably support the thighs and leave no pressure behind the knees. The seat should also be wide enough to cover most hip widths.
- Support the spine – Office chairs should offer lumbar support, allowing the chair to mould to the natural curve of the spine.
- Have an adjustable backrest – A typical backrest should support both upper and lower back. Adjustable backrests allow users to customise the chair to their own personal preferences.
- Have armrests with adjustable height – Armrests should support the users’ arms, but not restrict movement or the ability of the chair to slide under the workstation.
With over 20 years experience in the supply and installation of office furniture, we have access to an extensive range of seating from leading manufacturers, ensuring the right solution will be found to suit you and your budget.