Keep your team fit for work
The average worker spends around seven hours a day at their desk. So, it's hugely important that each desk and workstation suits the needs of the individual. If your team are happy and healthy it makes your business more effective and productive.
Is your business compliant?
Employers must make sure the whole workstation is fit for purpose. This includes furniture, equipment and working conditions as well as any special requirements the user may have. To be compliant, employers must complete a workstation assessment for anyone using display screen equipment for more than one hour a day. Employers must also complete the assessment when a new workstation is set up, for new starters, a change is made to an existing workstation or any users complain of pain or discomfort.
It is estimated that 39% of workers in Europe have never had a DSE assessment despite it being a legal requirement.
Has your office had an assessment yet?
If you're not sure what furniture or equipment you need for your team please call us on 0345 567 4000 or speak to Matt he just loves talking about office chairs!
Are you sitting comfortably?
- Many office workers suffer from back discomfort, poor circulation and overall fatigue due to poor posture because many office chairs simply don't give the support needed. You can solve this by providing workers with chairs designed to keep a more ergonomic and comfortable posture.
- Workers are increasingly concerned about the health impacts of sedentary working. Sit-stand desks help overcome this by encouraging desk-based staff to work actively instead of being in one position for hours at a time.
- Leaning forward or tilting your head to see screens can strain necks and backs. A monitor or laptop riser lifts devices so workers can work efficiently without neck strain. Devices such as full desk risers lift the whole workstation to help prevent back discomfort.
Do you need extra support for your back, feet or wrists?
- Transform the office chairs you already have to make them suitable for your team's needs. Instead of investing in new seating, you can add back rests/supports suitable for your staff to make sure they have the support they need to help alleviate back pain.
- Adding a footrest to a workstation can encourage a healthier posture in workers, allowing them to sit back into their chairs without straining forward and putting pressure on their lower back.
- Wrist pain can be a problem at work. A simple wrist rest can relieve pressure points when typing or mousing which can reduce long-term health problems and wrist injuries.
Is your screen free from glare?
- Bright lights and sunshine can often make seeing screens without straining eyes difficult. Adding anti-glare screen filters removes the glare and reflections, supporting eyesight and reducing strain - it also protects monitors against scratches!
Are you warm or cool enough?
- Adding additional heaters or fans is a simple and cost effective solution to keeping your team at the right temperature.
Are you feeling happy?
- Office workers spend much of their working lives indoors, this deprives them of natural daylight - resulting in a pretty miserable working environment. Inject a feeling of natural sunlight with a daylight lamp and let the sunshine cheer up your office.