In 2015/2016 30.4 million working days were lost due to self reported work-related illness or injury. As an average, each person suffering took a total of 16 days off in a year for musculoskeletal disorders. So production of every business involved and their employees health suffered as a result of something that could, in most cases, have been avoided. Just by checking the workstations and chairs of people in your work place could help ensure this number is reduced.
What you can do
One of the key things any employer (or designated staff support person) can do is make sure the chairs your employees sit on are correct for the job they do and for them as an individual. We’ve devised a check list to help you assess every workstation chair in your office/work place. Once an assessment is completed you will be able to decide if a new chair is needed or if the employee needs advice on setting up their current chair properly to suit their needs.
If you do need to order any chairs – we offer a wide range of options in our Office Furniture solutions catalogue that you can request a copy of here. If you order in August we’ll give you 16% off too – more details of our offer here.