Office Chair Buying Guide - Are you sitting comfortably?
The application of ergonomics in your workplace will make the environment more comfortable for all employees, boosting productivity and reducing stress - something that serves both the employer and employees alike.
Selecting the right office chair does not have to be comlicated. The key points to remember when choosing office chairs are, how long are the chairs bgeing used for and what activity wil lthe user be doing while using the chair.
Things to consider are:
THE BACK REST
should allow the spinal column to follow the natural 'S' shape. Height adjustability and lumbar supports will assist.
can provide support for the upper body and therefore reduce the stress on the users shoulders and back. However, they should not restrict free movement.
SEAT HEIGHT should be just below the knee cap when standing. Allow your feet to be firmly on the floor when seated.
SEAT TILT & SLIDE can be adjusted to improve your comfort. Seat depth should allow the user to use the back support without the front of the seat pad pressing against the back of the lower legs.
Seating Mechanism Explained
Gas Lift Adjustment
Raises and lowers the height of the seat to fit the user.
Knee Tilt Adjustment
Seat and back move backwards in tandem, lockable in upright position.
Weight Tension Control
Adjustable to the users weight to ensure a smooth reclining action.
Back Rake Adjustment
Independant seat back tilt control. Lockable in multiple positions.
Back Height Adjustment
Allows the seat back to be highered and lowered to fit the user.
Independent Seat Tilt
Allows the seat to be independantly tilted forwards and backwards.
Synchro Seat and Back Tilt
Seat and back move in a synchronised motion. Lockable in multiple positions.
Seat Depth Adjustment
Seat slides forwards and backwards to match the users size. Lockable in multiple positions.
Adjusts internally in the seat back to offer additional support to the lower back.
Arms cannot be repositioned.
Height Adjustable Arms
Arms adjust in height. Lockable in multiple positions.
Fully Adjustable Arms
Arms adjust in height and lockable in multi positions. Arms are also adjustable leaft and right positions.