Individuality pays off
Nowadays, adherence to the principles of Ergonomics is still perceived as the obligation of implementing health and safety regulations. These are very specific and precisely determine, e.g. a workstation measurements or maximum range of an employees reach. However, in today’s world those legislations aren’t sufficient enough, they don’t represent the flexibility of a workspace and adjustment to the realistic needs of people.
The idea of customization
Originally, it was during the sale process that employers decided on the final look of a product, but nowadays it’s up the individual users to create their own work station.
It’s an innovative idea but universal and easy in application. The needs are huge. Study conducted by Ergotest proved that an average worker spends at his/hers desk around 7 hours a day, and barely 2-3% of those use Ergonomic furniture. What more, half of work posts doesn’t meet any of the requirements specified in the health and safety policies. More than 35% of respondents have no assigned workstations, use tables in conference rooms or sit at random desks that aren’t intended for the purpose.
Not adhering to the principles of Ergonomics is adversely affecting employees’ mental health and their general well-being. Performing one’s tasks in a sitting position only appears to be easier than physical work, but the truth is it requires the body to be in a forced position for a number of hours a day and is a cause of many health problems: spinal disorders, wrist pain and degenerations ranging from circulatory disorders to respiratory difficulties. However, nearly all of these ailments can be minimised by introducing functional design into an office.
Employees themselves often attempt to improve the quality of their work by using different types of chair support and footstools, however, these aren’t optimal solutions.
The Drive desk can be adjusted to the requirements of few people at once. Its control panel regulates the desk position without the need of stopping work, which consequently mean a secure and comfortable body posture. Maximum height of the desk is 130cm, which allows employees to stand during work- that’s yet another postulate of Ergonomics.
In western Europe working in a sitting position becomes less popular nowadays. The Public Health England recommends that employees stand or walk for at least two hours a day. However, a large number of people still don’t exercise their statutory right to take a 5 minute break after each hour of work at a computer.
The new Ayla seat meets the already mentioned requirements of Ergonomic chair. The full package of functional solutions is also available in the Sava model, with an optional headrest, armrest and 3different measurements of: width, height, depth.
Individual means practical
It is natural for companies to seek the best specialists, and except for an attractive salary and work benefits employers should provide the potential worker with good employment conditions. By investing in modern workstations, company owners ensure a quick return as employee turnover rate declines and their general well-being improves. However, if turnover does happen, adjusting workstations to the needs of new employees won’t incur additional costs. It’s also a perfect solution to firms that use a job rotation program.
To operate according to Ergonomics and to be work efficient mean using advanced systems that bring invaluable benefits to both staff and their employers.