The importance of office workplace ergonomics

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.

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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.

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