1. The sitting time
Studies show that it is a good idea to regularly alternate between sitting and standing work. Sitting is not called the new smoking for nothing! Can't you avoid doing sedentary work for a longer period of time? Then we recommend that you choose an ergonomic office chair.
An ergonomic office chair has improved comfort and flexibility. With these chairs it is possible to adjust the seat height, seat depth, lumbar support and/or backrest. However, not every chair is equally suitable for your work. The longer you carry out your work while sitting, the more important it is that you have a comfortable office chair.
2. The physique
Most standard office chairs are made for users with a height of 1.80 meters and have a maximum load of 110 kilograms. This also means that there are many employees who do not sit well in such a regular office chair, such as people who are shorter, taller and/or heavier. It is important for them to pay attention to the following:
Adjustability is very important
If you have a shorter length, the seat should not be too deep and an office chair with a low gas spring is recommended (the gas spring is the cylinder with piston under the seat of the office chair). In addition, a footrest
can also be an extra addition to your workplace.
If you are a bit taller or have a higher weight, it is recommended that the chair offers extra support. Someone who is taller or heavier often opts for a weighted gas spring to increase the load capacity.
3. The type of work
Finally, you have to make sure that your office chair suits your work. The more precise and specific the work is, the more adjustment functions you need to be able to sit properly. If you often change tasks, look carefully at the options for adjusting the chair. Do you mainly work from home? Then it is just as important to ensure that you have a good sitting position there. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of ergonomic workplace design, we can help and advise you at all times with the design of your office workplace or home workplace - for you or your employees.