August 12, 2016

Ergonomic Work Chair

Ergonomic Seating

Which ergonomic work chair?

Here at Ergomonkey we offer a wide range of different ergonomic work chairs to accommodate your individual needs. If you can’t make your mind up on the right ergonomic chair for you. Why not arrange a visit to our showroom and give them a try? We have a wide range of ergonomic work chairs to choose from, ranging from Humanscale Liberty Chair to Officeline Eco chair. In addition we may be able to set you up with a trial ergonomic work chair that you would be able to try for up to 2 weeks. Email info@ergomonkey.com for more details or ring our office on 0161 785 8585 and one of our team members will be able to help advise which chair is likely to be suitable for you.


What is an ergonomic work chair?

An ergonomic work chair is an office chair that has a particular set of features that assist in making the user more comfortable. Furthermore they ensure they have a better posture. Ergonomic work chairs should provide you with support and also be relatively free moving.


Features of an ergonomic work chair

Height adjustability

The seat should be height adjustable on an ergonomic work chair. In addition you should also check whether the seat height can be adjusted to the height recommended for the user.

Backrest

Check to see that the backrest is adjustable both vertically and in the frontward and backward direction and an it should have a firm lumbar support.

Seat depth

Select a seat that suits the tallest and the shortest users. Some seats also have a tilt on them so you are able to sit in a horse riding position.

Stability

Check for the stability of the ergonomic work chair; a five-point base is recommended.

Movement

You should be able to move the chair freely and it should have pivot points. This makes movement easier. A free float feature is the best option.


How can an ergonomic work chair prevent back problems?

An ergonomic chair is a good starting point to relieve the symptoms of back pain, especially if you remain seated for a long period of time. There are several features of an ergonomic chair that are crucial to ensuring comfort. An ergonomic work chair can help to provide your back with the support it requires throughout the duration of the day as a result it can also assist in improving your posture when it is set up properly. Below are some statistics on back pain.

Back Pain Statistics – Compiled and curated by The Good Body


How to set up an ergonomic work chair?

You should be able to sit comfortably with your feet flat on the floor, arms at the same level as your desk also it’s useful to have adjustable arms on an ergonomic work chair as this can make using equipment on the desk easier.

The seat width should ensure that the user has enough space to sit in the chair comfortably, and a seat-slide mechanism is also a good way to make sure that the user can sit with their back against the backrest while leaving space between the back of their knees and the front edge of their chair.

You should be able to adjust the backrest and tilt it on an ergonomic chair. This encourages a good posture and less slouching.

An ergonomic work chair should move easily and without conscious effort, this encourages you to move continuously therefore varying your posture to suit the task at hand and can also increase blood flow, it could also potentially reduce the risk of a blood clot.

Find out more on our How to sit page.


We can supply you with an ergonomic work chair by various manufacturers such as: Orangebox, HAG, RH, Höganäs, Pledge, Humanscale and also Elite.

HumanscaleRH OrangeboxElitePledge  HAG