There are plenty of options available when it comes to office chairs, however, there’s no “one size fits all” solution. While you might not have given much consideration to different office chair sizes in the past, we can’t stress the importance of having safe and comfortable office chairs in the workplace.
Everybody is different, and when office chairs aren’t suited to the individual, you can expect to hear complaints of backache, neck ache and even eye strain. In extreme circumstances, this can even lead to workers having to take time off, which is disastrous for productivity.
When ordering office chairs, it can be worthwhile taking some time to consider the individual needs of each user in your workplace. With a little bit of research, you can ensure that your team is comfortable, productive and ready to face the working day without concerns about posture.
Office chairs questionnaire
By asking your colleagues the following questions, you’ll be able to choose the best office chairs for each individual:
· Do your feet rest flat on the floor when you sit at your desk or do you require a footrest?
· When sitting, are your knees parallel to or lower than your hips?
· Does the backrest of your current chair provide support for your back?
· Is the seat of your chair wide and comfortable enough?
· Do you require a chair with adjustable lower back support?
· Do you prefer a chair with armrests?
· Is your chair vertically adjustable?
Office chairs for tall people
For those of taller stature, the two main elements to consider in an office chair are the maximum seat depth and height. These measurements can have direct implications on both comfort levels and health. For tall people, we recommend a minimum seat depth of at least 19 inches.
Office chairs for petite people
Petite people generally need office chairs which are narrower than usual. If a petite person sits on a chair that is too wide, they may put themselves at risk of arm or shoulder strain, as the armrests are too far apart for their stature. An ideal solution is to choose office chairs with four-way adjustable arms, which means people of all sizes can set their own individual preferences.
Find the right office chairs today
As we’ve established, your office chairs should be as individual as your workforce. If you’d like more help and advice on choosing the right furniture for your office, please do not hesitate to contact Apres Furniture today on 02077217914.