Ergonomics - Our view on natural sitting
Nature probably never intended us to sit in an office chair. We need to move and keep our bodies erect to effectively breathe and oxygenate the blood. We need this to concentrate and do our work. That is why all our chairs are designed to encourage active sitting. At the same time, our chairs always follow your every movement and give you exactly the right support in relation to your height and weight, so that the correct load is placed on your body. And our chairs are also very user-friendly. Our view of ergonomics is, in short, not unlike nature's own. This has made us into one of Europe's leading manufacturers of ergonomic office and work chairs.
RH Chairs, one of the world's leading manufacturers of ergonomic seating, is celebrating ten years of ergonomic excellence, having held the Ergonomics Excellence Award since its inception ten years ago - the only company to do so. The company has a history steeped in ergonomics, and having FIRA’s Ergonomic Excellence Award helps the company demonstrate the high standards adhered to in all commercial areas including manufacturing and the environment.
Choosing the right ergonomic chair for your office can be a daunting task. However with a little advice from RH, the ergonomic seating specialist, it needn’t be so scary. We have put together the following advice to help you choose the office chair that’s right for you, the individual.
1. You get what you pay for.
This is true when it comes to many purchases and it is particularly when choosing office seating. Generally the more you spend, the better the chair, both in quality and in its functionality. This makes for a more comfortable experience and improved workplace wellbeing.
2. All chairs are NOT made equal.
Although they may look similar, all chairs are not made the same or in the same way. The quality of production will affect the quality of the end product. Look for signs of manufacturing quality such as warranty awards or ISO certificates. Does the company marketing it actually manufacture the product?
3. Suit the chair to the task.
If you have a particular job or task there is probably a seat specifically designed for that. For example there are specific chairs for 24 hour usage. If your daily tasks vary from the typical standards, don’t just accept a standard chair- check with us for options.
4. Use the chairs correctly.
To get the most out of your ergonomic chair you need to use it correctly. This refers to adjusting it correctly in the first instance but also using it correctly during your daily work. Slight adjustments to your settings can have a major impact on your comfort and your chair's performance. We offer on-line training when you buy a chair so be sure to check with us beforehand.
5. One size can fit all.
Well not quite, but it is possible to get a chair that fits many sizes. These chairs will have a lot of flexibility and adjustably. They can be adapted to suit a wide variety of workers or employees. However if you require a particularly large or small chair you may need to look into special options.