What is an ergonomic chair?
An ergonomic chair is one which meets the requirements of an individual and the tasks that they perform, whether this be at a desk, in a meeting or on their lunch. In most work environments chairs are purchased in bulk to fit the entire workforce which is great in principle, but impossible in practise. We are all different shapes and sizes, therefore the idea of an ergonomic chair is to suit the anatomy of the user and ensure that the chair complements the strengths and abilities of an individual and minimises the impact of their limitations. Ergonomic chairs ensure the comfort and support of an inidvidual or entire workforce which in turn can both prevent and manage disabilities, muscular injury and general discomfort.
Why should you buy an ergonomic chair?
By sitting in a chair which doesn't meet a person's requirements, this can force the individual into a poor seated posture and cause discomfort. By providing a workforce with ergonomic chairs which meet the requirements of each individual and their tasks, it can reduce absences, stress and the risk of musculo-skeletal injuries. It also increases productivity and the general happiness and wellbeing of staff.