The word ergonomics is of Greek origin, derived from the words ‘ergon’ and ‘nomos’, which mean ‘work and ‘laws’. Basically, that means ergonomics translates as the ‘laws or work’.
When we think of ergonomics, posture, chairs and workstations come to mind. These are obviously important aspects of ergonomics, but not the only ones.
At Niche Projects, we understand better than most the importance of good ergonomics through the entire Sydney office fit-out process.
We’ll work with you from the idea stage of your office fit-out project, right through to the finished product.
Throughout that time, we’ll help you make the right decisions when it comes to looking out for the wellbeing of your employees.
Here are just some aspects of your Sydney office fit-out that will help to maintain good ergonomics in your workplace.
Furniture is arguably the most important part of ensuring good ergonomics in the office.
Good quality chairs will help your staff be supported at all times and greatly reduce the risk of back and neck injuries.
As well as that, workstations play a huge part in the form of your staff whilst working. That also contributes to an increase or decrease in musculoskeletal injuries.
High quality office furniture is only one piece of the puzzle though. You’ll also need ergonomics officers to help ensure that the furniture is being used correctly.
In the end, high quality furniture will have a great impact on the wellbeing of your staff, as well as the health of your business.
Ergonomics also include other aspects of employee wellbeing, such as eyestrain, fatigue and sleeping patterns.
Therefore, you need to ensure you’re helping your staff as much as possible by utilising plenty of natural elements in the office.
Better levels of natural light in the workplace can help to prevent eyestrain, as well as promote better sleeping patterns.
What Happens If You Do Not Have Good Ergonomics?
Many injuries and problems become commonplace with bad ergonomics. These include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Ganglion cysts.
- Raynaud’s disease.
- Lower back problems.
- Musculoskeletal disorders.
As a result of these health issues, your business will also suffer.
This is because when employees are missing days of work due to illness or injury, it is going to have a financial impact on your organisation.
That’s obviously a result you need to avoid at all costs. Therefore, ensure you pay enough mind to ergonomics during your Sydney office fit-out.
At Niche Projects, we’re ready to help.
To discuss the role of ergonomics in your Sydney office fit-out, get in touch with Niche Projects here.