As an employer you may be aware that there are no specific regulations that you are required to meet regarding workstations and seating. However, the Occupational Health and Safety Act does state that the employer has a duty of care to its employees to provide and maintain a working environment that is safe and without risks to health.
So are you providing desk and seating solutions that are ergonomically sound and promote proper posture? You may think that being seated all day would be the safest way to work but extended sedentary work and poorly setup desks are a hazard to your team. These could lead to:
And obviously any of the above are going to impact performance, efficiency and the frequency of sick leave.
Here we have provided some tips and tricks to make each workstation in your office environment ergonomic and ensure your staff are setup for proper posture whilst at work:
All the above are simple but very effective in improving work posture and general wellbeing. This in turn ensures you are setting your staff up for success and peak performance.