Back pain is the second most common cause of long-term sickness in the UK.  In 2010-2011 7.6 million working days were lost due to work-related back pan and other musculoskeletal disorders.  For office bound employees, sitting poorly in front of a computer for 8 hours a day is exacerbating the problem as the body is only able to tolerate one position for a short period of time, before you feel the need to adjust.

Workstation factors that can affect your back include:

  • Poor posture
  • Computer Screen Position
  • Chair height
  • Keypad position
  • Mouse position
  • Desk equipment layout

We all adjust our chair position when getting into a new car, why are we so cavalier over our workstation?

By law, your workstation chair should be stable – the standard office chair has five legs in a star formation, with adjustable levers depending on the ergonomic adjustments.

Click here to download our guide to sitting comfortably.