Forget pingpong tables and free-beer-Fridays. You can introduce as many imaginative office perks as you like, but if staff aren’t comfortable then they aren’t going to perform. It’s amazing how many organisations invest in staff productivity but neglect the tools employees use every day - their office chairs.
Misshapen seats, ripped upholstery, poor ergonomics and incorrect adjustments are just some of the problems our team see on a daily basis. These are all signs of neglect - not just of office equipment, but of the people who are being asked to use them. Being uncomfortable is distracting, it’s unpleasant and it has a huge bearing on how creative, focused and energetic we feel. A poor chair can cause problems before discomfort or pain is even felt. It can force us into poor positions, like hunching and head-hanging, it can impede blood circulation and even affect our breathing which, as we know, has a huge affect on how we feel and perform in work tasks.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are among the most common causes of short and long-term sickness absence in the UK. In fact, work-related musculoskeletal disorders account for 8.9 million lost working days each year. With so much time and money at stake, its pays to make good ergonomic chairs an absolute priority.
This is where our dedicated seating projects team can help. Led by experienced Seating Specialist David Kirtley, the team guides clients through the entire process of buying ergonomic chairs, from overseeing trials and evaluations, right up to ordering, installing and setting up the chairs for individuals at their desks.
We work with organisations of all sizes across the world. From kitting YOOX Net-a-Porter’s brand new tech hub out with over 900 hundred designer HAG SoFis, to helping Telegraph Media Group tackle MSDs with a fleet of our own-brand Positiv U600s, we’ve helped hundreds of organisations meet their productivity goals with the perfect office seating.
Our point of contact at the Telegraph said: “The service provided by Posturite is second to none. We have never been let down with any aspect, from ordering to delivery to eventual repairs.”
Following our work providing 300 chairs for Holiday Extras, we were told: “Nothing has been too much trouble: arranging a demonstration of several models, selecting and receiving fabric samples, installation followed up with invaluable and individual training on how best to use the chair.”
We see ergonomic seating as an investment, not a cost. Investing in the right seating can:
- Increase comfort
- Reduce the risk of MSDs
- Reduce absenteeism
- Cut maintenance costs
- Boost staff morale
- Improve productivity
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
We’ll visit you for a consultation to get to the heart of what you need.
We’ll present our ideas
We will present a selection of recommended chairs based on our first meeting. You’ll see photos, full specifications and insider knowledge to help you choose.
We’ll arrange to bring trial models for your employees to spend some time with. We’ll then provide you with a comparison matrix to help with the selection process.
Want a certain fabric colour? Want to ditch the armrests, or add a headrest? We can discuss all available chair modifications in this meeting.
Delivery and set-up
We will deliver and install chairs at any time that suits you – with minimal disruption to your business. This can involve a ‘floor walk to help your staff get to grips with their new chairs.
Full ongoing support
Repairs, replacements and ongoing ergonomic support from our experts will be available throughout the lifecycle of your chairs.
About David Kirtley
David has spent over 17 years working in office ergonomics for Posturite, building an excellent understanding of ergonomic products and furniture over this time.
As Posturite’s Seating Specialist, David is responsible for making sure our clients are advised on the best seating solutions for their business. Having worked with, and been educated by, some of the world’s leading manufacturers, he has a huge knowledge of office seating, workplace ergonomics and corporate wellness.
David heads up the chair project team, and by working closely with the team and our clients, he ensures that the client’s objectives are met on a number of levels and is perfectly placed to support you through the important chair selection process.
To discuss what we can do for you, please email David at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find our more about our seating project service, visit www.posturite.co.uk/projects