Be ergonomically friendly in the workplace
PAM Health has a range of ergonomic office solutions for small and large businesses
These days, we probably spend more of our daily lives in the workplace than we do at home. If that involves being office based, the importance of ensuring everyone can carry out their daily tasks as comfortably as possible cannot be underestimated.
Ergonomically designed furniture is now considered one of the most important factors of office design and covers all aspects; from the chairs and desks we sit on (or at) to the computers and accessories we use.
Using the correct equipment helps to reduce stresses to the body as a result of improper posture and avoids injuries such as carpel tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves, sprains, strains, herniated disks and hernias.
It also reduces the wider implications of lost productivity, sickness costs and sub-standard work from employees who are in pain.
By investing in ergonomic office furniture you are investing in a healthy future
So it really helps to have an expert on your side when it comes to designing your workplace to get the best out of employees while ensuring their health and wellbeing. And that’s where PAM Health comes in.
“Whatever your requirements for creating an ergonomic workstation arrangement, either for individuals, a small workgroups or throughout an organisation, we will have a solution,” says E-commerce Manager Harris Entwistle.
If you require support in selecting suitable products, a team of experienced and knowledgeable trained staff is just a phone call away and on standby to help. PAM Health offers a wide range of solutions for working comfortably and safely with display screen technology common to everyday modern offices, including: screen mounting solutions, height adjustable workstations, ergonomic desktop and under-desk accessories, chairs and task seating for the most demanding environments.
“By investing in ergonomic office furniture you are investing in a healthy future, free of the strains associated with modern office living,” says Harris.
Well aware that every individual’s need is different and what works for one employee might not for another, PAM Health offers customers a chance to try many of its accessory products via its 30-day Sale or Return Trial, or Evaluation Trials service, while individual standard workstations can be delivered with assembly and demonstration usually within seven days.
Assembled stock products including seating and certain small workstations can be at your door, ready to use within two to five days.
To find out about the full range of delivery options available from PAM Health and to view its complete range of products, visit the website, where you can also email enquiries about products or quotations.
To make an appointment to visit the showroom for a demonstration or discussion, call 01993 881912.
Why are ergonomics important?
Aside from the overwhelming health and wellbeing benefits to employees, the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 means that employers have an obligation to protect its staff from any risks associated with Display Screen Equipment (DSE), for example, using computers and laptops.
If an organisation has DSE users, it must:
analyse the employees workstation to assess and reduce any risks
ensure that appropriate controls are in place to ensure risks are reduced
provide information and training for staff
provide eye and eyesight tests and special spectacles if needed.
review the original assessment when the user or DSE changes
Some workers may experience fatigue, eye strain, upper limb problems and backache from overuse or improper use of DSE. These problems can also be experienced from poorly designed workstations or work environments. The causes may not always be obvious and can be due to a combination of factors.
The following may help you avoid workstation related strains:
Forearms should be approximately horizontal and the user’s eyes should be the same height as the top of the screen.
Make sure there is enough work space to accommodate all documents or other equipment. A document holder may help avoid awkward neck and eye movements.
Arrange the desk and screen to avoid glare, or bright reflections. This is often easiest if the screen is not directly facing windows or bright lights.
Health and Safety
Working with display screen equipment (DSE)
Adjust curtains or blinds to prevent intrusive light.
Make sure there is space under the desk to move legs.
Avoid excess pressure from the edge of seats on the backs of legs and knees. A footrest may be helpful, particularly for smaller users.
You can find ergonomic solutions for your working environment by visiting www.pamhealth.co.uk