Not comfortable at work?
How to check whether you are sitting correctly ...
When specifying a chair, employers need to consider the
needs of the individual, the type of work being carried out and the dimensions and environment of
the workstation. There are simple basic checks to ensure that seating is safe and
suitable, as listed below:
Is the chair comfortable for the intended period of use?
Is the lower back adequately supported?
Is the upholstery sufficiently supportive and comfortable?
Are edges sufficiently padded and shaped to prevent uncomfortable pressure on the thighs?
Does the chair have adequate types and ranges of adjustment?
Is the height adjustable to allow work to be carried out at or below elbow height?
Does the backrest adjust sufficiently in height and depth to allow the user to gain support?
Are armrests suitable for the task and workstation?
Do the armrests allow the user to bring the chair far enough forward?
Do the armrests allow adequate arm movement?
The chairs listed within this section have all been selected and specified in order to provide the optimum ergonomic support for the user.
Variations of these models are available within the 'Office Chairs' section on this website.