6 Ways To Create A Healthy Office
With many of us working 37 hours a week or more, it’s fair to say that we spend an awful lot of time in the office. It’s important then that we recognise the importance of creating a happier, healthier, and more productive office space. But what’s the best way of achieving this? Check out our top six office furniture fit-out tips to make your office healthier.
If you spend a long time sitting at your desk, an ergonomic corporate office chair can help to support your spine, neck, and other joints. This eliminates pain and gives you the support and comfort you need to be productive throughout the day.
Ergonomic chairs are widely available and, thanks to significant advances in technology, they are now more supportive than ever before. Available in lots of different styles, colours and sizes, ergonomic commercial office chairs can also support your sit-to-stand movement.
DSE (display screen equipment assessments are important in any working setting. Sitting in front of a computer for an extended period can lead to issues such as poor posture, back pain, neck pain, and even headaches. A DSE assessment can help to reduce these risks by assessing key issues including the importance of posture, as well as providing guidance on safe setups. Make sure to include a DSE assessment ahead of any office furniture fit-out.
Sitting for long periods not only affects health and mental well-being; it can also impact your productivity. In recent years, an increasing number of employers have been recognising the benefits of using standing desks instead of conventional office desks. The benefits of using standing desks include:
- Reducedaches and pains,
- Reducedback pain,
- Loweredblood sugar levels.
Standing desks are available in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and designs to meet your needs. For more information on the benefits of including standing desks in your next office furniture fit-out, read our dedicated guide.
Lighting for your office is important in any workplace setting but especially if you work in front of a screen. Glare, shadows or intense brightness can lead to eye fatigue and headaches, reducing productivity.
Poor visibility in an office can also result in accidents, particularly if there are wires and equipment around. With this in mind, you should ensure that your office has the correct lighting for your employees’ physical and mental wellbeing.
Office Air Quality
Improving the indoor air quality in your office can have a number of health benefits. This is especially true when it comes to preventing asthma flare-ups and allergy symptoms, as well as keeping germs at bay.
There are many ways that you can improve your office air quality. This includes investing in an air-conditioning system, inspecting and cleaning any air ducts, maintaining a healthy level of humidity, and regularly replacing air filters. Introducing plants amongst your corporate office furniture is another great option. As well as removing toxins from the air, plants convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into breathable oxygen.
Acoustic Office Furniture
There are lots of benefits that come with improving the acoustics in your office space. Acoustic office furniture can help to absorb excess noise, improve, communication between teams, and help staff to concentrate. There are a wide range of acoustic office furniture options available, from wall-mounted acoustic panels through to private pods and booths.
Healthy Workplace From BT Office
Remember, a workforce that is happy and healthy is more likely to deliver consistent results. It’s worthwhile taking the necessary measures to create a healthy office space!
If you’re looking for corporate office furniture that will help create a healthier environment, look no further than BT Office. Our team of knowledgeable advisors are always on hand to help you choose the best workplace furniture for your needs. Get in touch today to find out more or to discuss your specific requirements. You can speak to our team on 0800 298 7033 or email us at [email protected]