Statistically, employees devote approximately 1,900 hours per year to working at their desks. This substantial figure underscores the critical need for companies to invest in ergonomically designed office chairs that not only support employee posture but also contribute to overall well-being and efficiency.

Selecting the Right Office Chair: Factors to Consider

Choosing an office chair involves a comprehensive analysis that goes beyond mere aesthetics. Comfort, postural support, and blood circulation are crucial aspects that must be taken into account. These considerations are not only vital for employee well-being but also facilitate compliance with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessments.

Types of Chair Adjustments for Customized Comfort

Office chairs today offer various adjustment options, providing targeted support to meet individual employee needs.

  • Seat Depth Adjustment: This increasingly prevalent feature allows for the alteration of the seat's depth, thus extending better support to the user's legs.

  • Backrest Height Adjustment: Particularly beneficial for individuals with fixed lumbar support needs, or for taller employees, this feature allows customization of the backrest height.

  • 360-Degree Swivel: A ubiquitous feature in operator chairs, the 360-degree swivel offers flexibility in movement without requiring awkward twisting of the back.

  • Synchro Tilt Mechanism: This feature enables synchronized movement of the backrest, seat, and arms, offering a harmonized tilt option.

  • Height-Adjustable Lumbar Support: Particularly beneficial for those who experience back issues, this feature allows the lumbar support to be moved vertically to offer tailored back support.

  • Armrest Adjustments: The ability to adjust armrests in terms of height, width, and even angle can make a significant difference in arm and shoulder comfort. Some advanced models even offer pivoting armrests that can be turned inward or outward.

  • Headrest Adjustment: A height-adjustable and tiltable headrest can provide vital support to the neck, reducing the strain especially for those who spend long hours on the computer.

  • Seat Angle Tilt: This feature allows you to change the angle of the seat in relation to the floor, affecting the angle at which your thighs rest, and thus altering the weight distribution on the seat.

  • Forward Tilt: This adjustment allows the seat to tilt forward, encouraging a more upright posture by aligning the pelvis and spine.

  • Tilt Lock: This feature enables you to lock the chair in a reclined or upright position, providing a stable angle that may be more comfortable for prolonged tasks.

  • Tilt Tension Control: This adjustment controls the amount of resistance encountered when leaning back in the chair, making it easier or harder to recline, depending on personal preference.

  • Multi-Functional Mechanism: This is a combination of several adjustment features like seat angle and back angle, which can be altered independently for a highly personalized fit.

  • Knee Tilt Mechanism: This feature lets the chair tilt from a point closer to the front of the seat, allowing a more natural reclining motion and reducing pressure on the underside of the thighs.

  • Sliding Seat: Some chairs offer a seat slider which allows you to adjust the depth of the seat, accommodating users of different heights.

Contact Kings Office Furniture

Kings Office Furniture offers an extensive range of both new and pre-owned office chairs. To discuss your specific needs and those of your team, please contact us at 0800 6522 809.