Why your business needs to understand office workplace ergonomics
Office ergonomics is concerned with the set up of employee workstations and them being fit-for-purpose. Unfortunately, many workstations are inadequate causing staff to hunch or sit crookedly at desks to view computer monitors or to stretch for utensils as an example.
Sitting in a comfortable position?
Struggling to find a comfortable position at work can cause fatigue, frustration and niggle away at musculoskeletal conditions. In fact, many workers spend an average of six hours per day sitting incorrectly.
Increase efficiencies within the workplace
The role of ergonomics in the workplace is to design comfortable workstations that promote good posture, weight-bearing support and easy movement. Cost doesn’t always depict quality but addressing the needs of individuals does.The outcome of a positive working environment is increased staff productivity, an upbeat culture and less staff sickness due to aches and pains in the neck, back, shoulders and legs.
A work place assessment will identify areas for improvement and provide ergonomic equipment and furniture to alleviate issues.