The bottom line for your company is to be able to make money and hopefully see incremental growth. So is having an ergonomically minded office worth the investment? What if we told you that in the long run, you would actually save money and get the most out of your staff by going ergonomic? Today we discuss the amazing benefits for companies that decide to introduce ergonomic furniture and technology for their employees.
Reduced Risk Means Reduced Costs
Just one of the issues that can arise in the workplace, is Repetitive Strain Injury. This can occur from someone sitting on a mediocre chair or sitting with an incorrect posture for prolonged periods of time. A repetitive Strain injury is not exclusive to office chairs of course, as desks and where you position them in an office can also be problematic. Scattered and untidy workstations, with a lack of space, can lead to a risk of injury too.
According to the HSE, symptoms of Repetitive Strain Disorder can include stiffness, joint and/or muscle pain, cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome and general fatigue. The HSE has stated one of the main causes of this disorder is “poor posture or activities that require you to work in an awkward position”. The last thing you want is to have to worry about compensation or damages down the line because you didn’t take the time to care for your employee’s physical wellbeing on your premises.
Investing in proper desk furniture, technology and education will help to keep your staff safe on the job. While you can’t ensure staff will always have the perfect posture, you can at the very least do your part by affording them some industry-standard ergonomic furniture. Why not take out some time for staff to provide them with some education and training for safer posture in the workplace?
Increased Staff Productivity
Staff who have prolonged bad posture, as a result of low-quality furniture and medicare ergonomic practices in the workplace, can also lead to staff experiencing fatigue and underperformance in their daily tasks. If staff aren’t happy in the workplace or experience physical duress due to shoddy furniture, they will be more likely to make errors on the job and have less energy. Prolonged fatigue can also lead to absenteeism in staff.
High-quality ergonomic furniture will facilitate good posture, which will make staff more comfortable and more alert, to better tackle the tasks at hand. Comfortable and happy employees will have more energy, improved concentration and higher performance with a positive workplace design.
Where do I start?
Gannon Ergonomics offers a fantastic range of everything you will need to make your workplace ergonomic.
Gannon Ergonomics sell and deliver a huge variety of styles and brands of ergonomic chairs, including Activite Dynamic Chairs From Aeris, Active Ergonomics Flo Chairs, the Adapt Zento Chair range, Back Support Stools and Balans Chairs.
Ergonomic Desks & Seating:
We offer ergonomic desks such as Sit-Stand Desks and Telescoping Electric Desking. We also have a large supply of ergonomic desk accessories, such as Desktop Units and specialised ergonomic desk lamps.
The best modern offices are the ones adapting and changing with modern technology. People can face a number of issues that restrict or impair functions. This can be for a multitude of reasons. Gannon Ergonomics offers Low Vision Software, Speech To Text Technology and much more.
With nearly four decades of experience in the industry and hundreds of satisfied customers, our experience will help you along the way to providing a happy and healthy environment for you and your staff at an affordable cost. We work with our clients to meet their exact personal requirements.
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