When it comes to promoting a healthy work environment, the workstation itself can be the best place to start.
When employees have to work with desks, workbenches, or tables that aren’t designed to their individual needs, they tend to be less energetic, more tired, and experience body pain more often. They also tend to take an increased number of sick days due to back aches and other work-related fatigue. However, if you make the transition to ergonomic workbenches your staff will be better able to enjoy their workday
Questions to Ask When Choosing an Adjustable Height Workbench:
- Is the adjustment range large enough to suit each employee’s height?
- Will they easily and quickly adjust between employees during shift or task changes?
- Does the workbench fit your existing equipment?
- What weight capacity do you need to handle your equipment and materials?
- How often will you need to move the workstation? Will you need casters so it can be easily moved?
When employees are using ergonomic workbenches during the work week, they are more comfortable than when using a standard, non-adjustable work bench. The amount of stooping, reaching and bending your employees do is reduced. The work comes to them, rather than them having to adjust their bodies to reach the work.
Manual, hand crank, or electric adjustment methods allow your employees to adjust the workbench to their own personal preferences. When employees can easily adjust each workbench, they are more apt to adjust it to meet their ergonomic needs.
When your employees are comfortable using their assigned workbenches, productivity increases. By investing in ergonomic workstations, you are investing in your employees. The overall cost of ergonomic furniture outweighs the worker’s compensation claims, decreased productivity, and lack on energy in the office you experience throughout the year. Support a healthy work environment by making the switch today.