Promoting Optimum Health At Work
Sitting all day can increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, as well as creating tension in our backs - not to mention the added cost of physio treatments
Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, revealed that in 2015 more than 23 million working days in the UK were lost due to office-related ill health, with absentees estimated to cost the economy a staggering £100 billion per annum.
Among the issues highlighted were the 553,000 cases of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. While it’s nigh-on impossible to determine what exact percentage of work-related poor health is attributable to poor posture – and the equipment that can exacerbate it – as we become increasingly deskbound, there is no doubt that poor seating can be a pain in the backside, literally and financially.
Jenkin Au, EMEA product manager for the US furniture manufacturer Steelcase, says:
“The evolution of technology and changing work styles have revolutionised the way we work, but they have also placed a greater strain on our bodies. Sitting statically all day can increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, as well as creating tension in our backs.
Compounded with these health issues, workers seated in poorly designed chairs are also more focused on their discomfort, meaning they are less focused on their work.”
[The Telegraph 2nd March 2017]
Ergonomic Chairs & Sit-Stand Desk
As well as selecting the correct ergonomic chairs, you can also improve your wellbeing by opting for our new revolutionary 'Sit-Stand Desks' which allow you to change from a sitting position to a standing position at the push of a button.
Our sit-stand desks are available with a single or double motor. You can adjust your desk/computer to a very precise height to suit your needs. There are no handles to crank, as you adjust up or down by the press of a button.
Our sit-stand desks are suitable for general paperwork, laptops as well as desktops. Full cable management trays and cable spines can also be supplied to keep your workplace neat and tidy. We can also supply single or double monitor arms as well as CPU holders.
We are here to help you
We understand in this day and age, customers are very used to shopping online. We are however equally aware that when making important purchases such as quality office furniture, many prefer the option of being able to speak to real people - this is where we come in.
We do not consider ourselves as 'boxshifters' but those who are here to listen to our customers needs and then help them to carefully select their furniture around their needs. Many of our discerning clients prefer and appreciate this very much indeed. Also, we do not employ any pushy salespeople as we feel that our products sell themselves. We have been established since 1986 as a family business and are ethical in everything that do we do.