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Chair Express: Understanding Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a science and refers to the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products, and systems so that they fit the people who use them.

Most people have heard of ergonomics and think it is something to do with seating or with the design of car controls and instruments – and it is… but it is so much more. Ergonomics applies to the design of anything that involves people – workspaces, sports and leisure, health and safety.

In the office, it is estimated that economic loss accounts for millions of rands every year, as a result of work-related injuries and illnesses. Recent research has shown that lower back pain is the world’s most common work-related disability – affecting employees from offices and building sites.

Ergonomics plays a large role in how we plan our office spaces to suit the individuals who will be using this environment every day. When it comes to our choice of furniture, lots of research has gone into developing chairs, desks and more to accommodate the body.

Ergonomically designed chairs offer support, comfort and style for any office environment. Your workers will thank you in the long run, as chairs that are ergonomically designed will in turn, provide greater productivity and efficiency, with a lower risk of injury at work.

Chairs should provide movement and adjustability – both are key to keeping you in tip-top condition as movement allows for blood flow and keeps your body in optimal shape, while adjustability ensures a comfortable, adaptable seating solution for anyone using it.

Chair Express was founded in 2003 by Dave Howes as an importer of office chairs, sofas, contract and hospitality furniture. As opportunities to import began to grow it was realised that several ranges of product could be brought in that would complement the Seats Ahead ranges. In addition there have been several ranges that have increased the general portfolio that are sold through the traditional dealer network. Chair Express has a large stock holding and is a preferred supplier in the market with an excellent ability to fill orders at short notice. All items are responsibly supplied, designed and manufactured for commercial use.

Take a look at some of their office chairs available and ensure that you invest in ergonomically designed chairs to suit your workforce!

For more contact: Chair Express.

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