Whether you’re the owner of a small business or a branch-level manager of a larger organisation, keeping your staff safe, productive and happy can seem like spinning plates. But what if there was one, sure-fire thing you could do to boost all three?
You might want to consider an ergonomic assessment of the workplace. There are a host of reasons why better ergonomic furniture can improve staff morale and reduce absenteeism, among others.
Let’s look at the benefits for you, as an employer.
5 top benefits of ergonomic furniture for employers
1 – Reduction in sickness
Poorly designed or adjusted furniture has been linked to a host of health issues, such as lower back pain, RSI (repetitive strain injury) and obesity-related disorders. Improving ergonomics could cut down on employee absenteeism due to ill-health, which could save you money.
2 – Better health & safety
Health & safety has become a key factor in the workplace and many businesses proudly sport their credentials. Ensure that your clients and competitors know that you treat health & safety as a priority – ergonomic assessments and updated furniture will ensure you score highly in regulatory tests.
3 – Reduction in work-related injuries
Work-related injuries don’t just mean time off, they can also result in costly litigation. If an employee is off work due to RSI, for example, and they can prove that you contributed to this with poor furniture choices and a lack of ergonomic assessment, your business could end up paying out.
4 – Increased productivity
People who are comfortable work harder – it’s as simple as that. Not only that, but they’ll value the effort you put in and will return that in productivity. Showing that you care about employee health isn’t just a nice-to-have – it’s essential to growing a productive workforce.
5 – Improved job satisfaction
If employees work in a safe, comfortable environment, they generally look forward to coming to work more than those who don’t. Treating your staff with respect and care by giving them a comfortable, pain-free workplace will benefit the whole team.
Treat your workforce to a brand-new environment
Carrying out an ergonomics assessment will bring you up-to-date, but it might also reveal flaws that are too numerous for quick-fixes. Perhaps it’s time to start from scratch? A whole new suite of furniture could liven up your entire workforce and make the whole team energised and motivated.
Presence Bench Desks
If you’re thinking of replacing your entire range, whether you’re moving office or want to bring the existing one up to date, you can’t go wrong with Presence Bench Desks. Taking a cue from the creative industries, bench desks are becoming increasingly popular.
Our Presence Bench Desks are stylish and contemporary and will bring the office into the 21st century. Cool, clean colours and styles and an array of configurations means you can suit the furniture to your needs. Ideal for hot-desking and open-plan workspaces, we even offer a free CAD service to help you plan the working environment of the future.
Check out the full range of items here and get help from our friendly sales team.