Ergonomics

It is fascinating that we dedicate much more time and money to buy a mattress, while many of us spend more time sitting on our office chair than in our bed!

The ABCs of workplace ergonomics

Ergonomics is not a product but an approach: it involves matching furniture (including tools, workstation, equipment and the environment) to workers and their tasks in order to reduce the risks of injuries and discomfort without affecting productivity.

 

Our consulting team will assist you by placing the concept of ergonomics in the heart of the project, keeping in mind your budget.

 

A 3-point assessment meeting will identify sustainable solutions that promote well-being and productivity:

A – Users profile

  • Physical dimensions
  • Size
  • Left-handed or right-handed
  • Single or multiple users workstation

B – Tasks and roles of the users guide the choice of a layout, of furniture and accessories

  • Many  or little keyboard inputs
  • Average number of calls (nature and length)
  • Keyboard input combined with other office tasks (eg taking notes, talking on the phone, filing, etc.)
  • Reference documents: weight and frequency of consultation
  • Rank: use and consultation frequency
  • Interaction with colleagues
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Interaction with visitors (eg documents to be signed, privacy screen)
  • Frequency of use of a printer or scanner

C- Environmental factors

  • The available space and office dimensions
  • The layout and location of existing furniture
  • Light sources, lamps and window position
  • The type and size of computers used
  • Interaction with colleagues

What is an “ergonomic” chair?

A chair is ergonomic if it allows an adjustment of each of its components, thus adapting to the morphology of the user. Be on the lookout for the following characteristics before choosing your chair:

  • Adjustable arm, height and width
  • Sliding seat
  • Adjustable backrest
  • Seat angle
  • Format options (small or large sitting)
  • Our experts guide you in choosing a chair taking into consideration your budget, the desired aesthetics and the type of tasks performed.

There are over 40 demonstration models of chairs in our showroom.

 

Make an appointment today by dialing 1 800-670-4390.

 

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