Ergonomics

Health and wellbeing are important business metrics and employers recognise importance of ergonomically designed workplaces and equipment for their staff.

It is particularly relevant where the same equipment may be used by a range of staff, such as mobile medication carts or computers on wheels in hospitals.

Desk based office workers, who spend hours a day at a screen, also face health risks, and employers are implementing ergonomic seating and monitor arms. Studies show that spending just a few minutes every hour in a standing position can make a dramatic improvement to health and metabolism, so technology including sit stand desks and standing workstations are now seen in many offices.