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Ergonomics at Home

Is your home workstation set up ergonomically? These days, many individuals spend time working from “the comfort” of their own home. Some are home-based freelancers or run their own business from home. Some have the luxury of flexi-hours while others work addition hours after their normal working day has come to an end. A from the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistic states that working-class individuals over the age of 25 roughly spend an average of 3 hours a day working from home.

The number of individuals who work at home as well as the amount of time they spend working seems to be increasing annually. It is important that, whether your workstation is at the office, home, or both, it offers you the support your body requires and deserves. Ergonomics at home is just as important as ergonomics in the office, and still plays a crucial role in your health, comfort and productivity.

At home, an individual is tempted to work under more “comfortable” conditions, like on a cosy couch or in bed – often to create the illusion of “taking things easier”. Working in this environment may cause many concerns down the line, so it is a good idea to consider setting up/installing an ergonomic workstation somewhere at home to decrease the chances of suffering from these unnecessary discomforts. If you have a home office set up and are already working from home, a good start would be investing in the basics – small products that can make a big difference. If working on a laptop, a laptop stand (used with an external keyboard and mouse) can assist with better placement of your screen and relieve neck pain and headaches. A height adjustable footrest can in turn significantly impact your seated position, working comfort and efficiency.

For those who have become accustomed to working on the couch, we offer products that can improve your comfort and working experience. Of course, working on the couch for long periods is not recommended as it does not provide you with the support your body requires. If you do find the need to do work on the couch, products like the WorkEz Executive Laptop Stand and the Ergonomicsdirect Lap desk can help you work more efficiently and comfortably.

What you’re currently seated on, how you’re seated on it, and for how long are all important factors to consider when you’re looking at investing in your home-seating option. Ergonomicsdirect offers an extensive range of Ergonomic Chairs which you can use in the comfort of your own home or at the office. Our range offers seating options, screen and document positioning, sit-stand options and many more.

Get in touch with Ergonomicsdirect on 021 426 2378, and we will assist you in transforming your current home workstation into an ergonomic, healthy workstation that can benefit your whole family.

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