Ergonomic office chairs are becoming (or have become) a staple in the ergonomic workplace. If you’re not sure what an ergonomic office chair is we will break it down for you. Essentially, it’s possible for your staff to experience repetitive strain injuries or RSI. These RSI’s are accumulated over years of repetitive motion, like typing on the keyboard. Injuries can and will happen due to repetitive strain. If your staff have improper chairs, or say that the chairs aren’t of the right dimensions, your staff can be uncomfortable at work.
It’s been proven that comfortable employees are more productive. If your employee is comfortable at their desk, they will get more done. They can focus on information longer, and spend more time in their chair without having to get up and walk around as often. Part of ensuring that the chair fits ergonomically, it’s important to take the height of the desk, and height of the worker into consideration. Is your staff member really tall, short, or other? Is heavy weight a consideration for the chair – do you need to check the weight restriction? These are all components and concepts to take into consideration when making a purchase of one (or more) ergonomic office chairs.
Ergonomic office chairs often have many adjusting pieces available. The backrest can be adjusted, arm rests; the lift can go up and down to adjust for height for shorter or taller people. There may be tilt mechanisms to allow the chair to tilt for people with back issues. While the number of different adjustable controls can sometimes be a tad confusing, it does not take much to get used to the controls and be on your way to enjoying a well-built ergonomic workstation chair.