When selecting the right office furniture, you should consider more than just aesthetics. Furniture impacts the comfort, productivity, and well-being of your employees. From desks to Personal Protective Equipment, each element plays an important role in creating a conducive workspace.

What You Need to Consider


A productive workspace starts with an ergonomically appropriate desk. Consider adjustable-height desks that cater to various sitting and standing preferences. Consider spacious desks that accommodate work essentials without clutter. This will promote an organised and efficient environment.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE): 

Opt for adjustable chairs and monitor stands that support proper posture. Having the correct equipment will reduce strain on the neck, back, and eyes. DSE assessments ensure the setup is specific to the needs of the employee.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): 

Beyond standard office furniture, invest in appropriate PPE where necessary. Whether it’s anti-fatigue mats for standing desks or wrist supports for typing, these additions work to prevent discomfort and potential injuries.

Reasonable Adjustments for People

Work from Home Setup: 

The remote work landscape demands attention too. Is your ‘work from home’ workstation aligned with ergonomic principles? The same considerations for office setups apply here. Ergonomically appropriate chairs, proper desk height, and adequate lighting are essentials for home workstations. You need to ensure your workstation setup is right for you.

DSE Assessments: 

Regular DSE assessments ensure employees’ workstations are tailored to their needs. This approach mitigates potential risks associated with prolonged computer usage, promoting employee well-being.

Creating an Ergonomically Appropriate Environment

The right office furniture is about functionality. It creates a workspace that prioritises employee health and productivity.

Employee-Centric Approach: 

Tailor the workspace to accommodate individual preferences and needs. Employees should feel empowered to request adjustments that enhance their comfort and productivity.

Productivity Boost: 

Investing in office furniture that aligns with ergonomic principles is also an investment in productivity. Comfortable employees are more engaged, focused, and less prone to fatigue or injuries.

Your Call to Action

Empower your workforce with the right office furniture. Take proactive steps to create ergonomic workspaces that promote comfort, health, and productivity.

Contact us to schedule DSE assessments. We’ll discuss how to optimise your office furniture for a more efficient workspace. Reach out at at 01260 277797 or email us at website@acornoh.co.uk and let’s build a workspace that works.

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