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Ergonomic Chair vs Normal Chair

A good office chair isn't just about the way it looks, there are many features with benefits to take into account when you're choosing your chair. According to recent HSE (Health and Safety Executive) government statistics, back pain is one of the most common complaints with 45% of workers affected by work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Ailments caused by poor posture and repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be prevented by good use of ergonomics. Poor posture when using your computer and the effects of sitting for prolonged periods can cause aches and strains. However, there is a solution...by instructing a *DSE (Display Screen Equipment) assessment, you can uncover what exactly is causing the discomfort. If you invest in products to rectify your working position, you will be healthier, happier and pain-free when you work. A standard chair generally will be fixed so it won't support your joints or offer any adjustments to support lumbar, wrists, sit depths and height, so in the long run investing in more suitable products outways the cheaper alternatives.

What is ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of people in their working environment. An ergonomist designs or modifies the workplace around the worker, not the other way around. Workstations are analysed to eradicate discomfort and risk of injury due to work. This goes way beyond just assessing your back and includes your neck, wrist, buttocks and legs too. Ergonomic ranges include desks, wrist supports, footrests, extra chair supports, keyboard & mouse, desktop risers, mouse mats and much more.

What is DSE?

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with (DSE) Display Screen Equipment, such as desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. The Health and safety DSE regulations apply to employers (DSE users) who use the above-mentioned products daily, for periods of an hour or more continuously. Every workstation that applies within the office should be assessed to enable the implementation of suitable products to be added where needed. 

If you look after your 4 zones - they will look after you:

Ways to add instant value to your business

Our experts are fully trained to offer you the best advice on a range of wellness solutions and products for your workplace. We offer impartial guidance on our innovative range of office furniture, including *FREE DSE assessments, sit-stand desks and the all-important ergonomic chairs. You can even try a chair for free!

Book your free workplace wellness consultation today or you can visit our furniture showroom in Witney.

*One free DSE assessment per customer, further assessments are £35.

 

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