Did you know that in 2021/2022 the UK reported half a million work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases? Work safety and ergonomy are no joke, costing around £11.2 billion annually, according to Government stats. But what can your business do to help prevent the risks of work-related physical issues?
Ergonomic office products can help prevent and alleviate posture-related pain and discomfort. With many people spending long hours sitting at a desk each day (in the office or at home), it’s crucial to invest in products that prioritise comfort and support in order to maintain good posture and avoid strain on the body.
First and foremost, ergonomic office chairs are a must-have for any office space. These chairs are designed to support the natural curvature of the spine, reducing strain on the lower back and promoting better posture overall. Look for chairs with adjustable features such as seat height, backrest angle, and armrest height to ensure a customised fit for your body. An office footrest can also be beneficial in promoting proper posture by allowing you to adjust the height of your chair and maintain a comfortable position.
Ergonomic keyboard and mouse
Another key product to consider is an ergonomic keyboard and mouse. Traditional keyboards and mice can cause strain on the wrists and forearms, leading to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The best ergonomic keyboards and mouse options are designed to promote a more natural hand and wrist position, reducing the risk of these types of injuries. Some keyboards even have split designs to further alleviate strain on the wrists. If you have a keyboard you are happy with or work often with a laptop, it might be helpful to use a memory foam wristrest to give you that extra typing support.
Ergonomic desks and accessories
In addition to chairs and input devices, we highly recommend an ergonomic standing office desk that you can adapt to your working habits. Standing desks can help boost energy levels, and many people also find that standing desks improve focus and productivity.
Ergonomic desk accessories can also make a big difference in promoting good posture. For example, an ergonomic monitor stand can elevate your screen to eye level, reducing strain on the neck and shoulders.
Environmentally-friendly ergonomic office products
From ergonomic pens, computer monitors or eco-desks, don’t miss our range of sustainable and eco-aware ergonomic office products that don’t cost the Earth and are great for your posture.
Good for your mental health too!
Beyond the physical benefits of ergonomic office products, there are also mental health benefits to consider. When you’re comfortable and supported in your workspace, it can be easier to focus and be productive. Additionally, reducing pain and discomfort can improve overall mood and reduce stress levels.
Cost of ergonomic office products
When it comes to cost, some ergonomic office products can be more expensive than traditional options, but they are a worthwhile investment in your long-term health and wellbeing. In the same way that investing in a quality mattress or shoes can positively impact your body and tiredness levels, investing in ergonomic office products is an investment in your overall health and productivity.
So what are you waiting for? Start evaluating your office setup and consider the benefits of ergonomic office furniture and products. Whether you’re experiencing back pain, wrist discomfort or simply want to prevent future issues, contact our friendly, expert team for a quote today. When ordering with Supplies Web, you will get products that don’t cost the Earth and a free cost-reduction assessment, so you can truly see how much you can save with us.