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Ergohuman Elite

The Ergohuman Elite chair is now Certified in the UK and is 97% Eco-friendly

Certified to BSEN5459 (2000) Part 2 : structurally suitable and sufficiently stable for use as an office chair for up to 24 hours a day, when used by persons up to 150kg in weight.

Eco-friendly – 97% of the Ergohuman® chair is made with recycleable materials

ERGOHUMAN Elite conforms to BS 5459-2:2000 Specification for performance requirements and tests for office furniture. Office pedestal seating for use by persons weighing up to 150kg and for use up to 24 hours a day, including type-approval tests for individual components

BS 5459-2 specifies performance requirements and test methods for the structural safety and stability of office pedestal seating when used by persons weighing up to 150 kg, or when used for up to 24 hours a day, including chairs for use with tables and desks higher than those specified in BS EN 527-1.

It also specifies requirements and test methods for type-approval of bases, columns, seat actions, back stems and locking devices.

BS 5459-2 seeks to ensure that the seating will not become a danger or cause injury to users when it is used as office seating in a manner which is foreseeable

Ergohuman Elite Office Chair
Ergohuman Elite Office Chair

The Ergohuman Elite Ergonomic Office Chair is an innovative, modern, ergonomic chair that combines complete functionality with optimal comfort. The Ergohuman utilizes state of the art upholstery coupled with a wide array of ergonomic functions to make this chair perfect for any user. A synchro-tilt mechanism allows for smooth, controlled adjustments while keeping your body in an ergonomically correct position. Versatile casters allow for nice movement on carpeted or hard surfaces. This is an opportunity to sit comfortably in one of the newest ergonomic mesh chair today.

View the other ergonomic office chairs from, like the Enjoy Mesh Office Chair, Ergohuman Plus or the Ergohuman Elite Leather

Ergohuman Elite Mesh Office Chairs
Ergohuman Elite Mesh Office Chairs

Contour Roller Mouse Red

RSI, tenosynovitis, or whatever you call it personally, it hurts. RSI stands for repetitive strain injury and this affliction is usually linked with typists. That’s not to say that other manual, as well as sporting, actions won’t give rise to this painful, and somewhat debilitating, condition but, in the case of keyboarditis (that’s my personal name for it), there are things out there to prevent the condition coming on.

In our modern world, there has been a huge increase in the number of people with RSI, the pain occurring in the hand, arm, neck and shoulder. There’s also been a huge increase in the number of people working hour upon hour at a computer, without looking at the ergonomics of their own personal situation.

Ergonomics – a modern world word. It means the study of the application of biology and engineering to the relationship between workers and their environment. In other words, making the working environment fit the individual’s needs. And we all need that, don’t we?

So, if your office chair and office desk are in alignment (you’ll know this is the case, if your lower arm glides smoothly towards, and onto, the desk and keyboard, without any major climb or descent needed in the wrist area), you’re already sitting pretty and so now we can concentrate on what’s happening with those wrists and fingers.

The last few years have seen a realisation that left-handed people benefit from a left-handed mouse. If you’re right-handed, the only way you may truly appreciate this is to find someone who is using a left-handed mouse and for you to try to keep your clicking speed up with your non-dominant hand.

But we now have an answer to this RSI- cum- left and right handed keyboard problem in the Contour Rollermouse Red. This new design mouse is placed centrally in front of your keyboard and means that you don’t have to regularly reach to the right (or to the left) for the mouse. The textured roller bar is built for two-handed use and has five buttons, which offer right click, left click, a double click, copy and paste. While you might be thinking that the movement of your neck, shoulder, elbow, arm, wrist and hand are minimal, don’t forget that that is how the condition starts in the first place. It’s the repetition of those minimal and, dare I say it, insignificant, movements which make a mountain out of a molehill.

While you’re on, you could also buy the support rest which fits round the Contour Rollermouse Red, as that will make that horizontal passage from wrist to keyboard is smooth and comfortable.

There, an ergonomic keyboard and mouse to complement your ergonomic office. What could be better?

Contour Rollermouse Red from Simply Ergonomic
Contour Rollermouse Red from Simply Ergonomic

The Nefil Chair

I love to sit with a straight back but, referring back to that manager in a residential home, or any job where that budget seems to overwhelm you, you can find yourself glued to your seat, tossing figures around in your mind and easily forgetting that you should have gone home hours ago. And that’s when I realised I wasn’t sitting upright anymore but was, at times, sprawling across my desk and suffering the consequent pain.

The higher up you get in office life, the less likely you are to take a real lunch break. And office life doesn’t only occur in an office. A strange thing to say I know but even a manager in a residential home is working in an office, so you see what I mean. While computers were to reduce paperwork, I suppose they did reduce the ‘paper’ element but they didn’t reduce the need to fill in forms, hence the need to be comfortable when you’re sitting at your desk.

A good ergonomic office chair will encourage you to sit up properly. It will have all those whizzes and bangs that, when you adjust them to suit your frame, you’ll want to own those changes, to make use of them and, as you’ll find out, to benefit from them.

Take the Nefil Office Chair model by Ergohuman as an example. Coming in a mesh upholstery, it’s a breathable material which is already giving you comfort. With its adjustments of seat height, seat tilt and glide, you can get your perfect sitting position. Have you ever sunk into a sofa that is too low and too squidgy and, though it might feel good as you drop into it, it’s not really a comfortable experience? Well, getting that seat pad of the Nefil just right for you means that you’re guaranteed comfort, that you can enjoy the experience and that coming and going, as office life demands, become second nature actions.

The Nefil ergonomic office chair also has an in-built lumbar support panel which, when you’ve adjusted the seat back to make that lumbar panel meet with your lumbar region, you will be hugging your back and keeping you in comfortable working posture. A good example when talking about chairs is think of carrying a bottle of wine in a suitcase, without padding like wrapping the bottle in a tee-shirt or two and then fixing it in position inside your suitcase. Something’s going to give, isn’t it? While you might b able to replace the bottle of wine the same day, getting the pain out of your body as a result of sitting badly isn’t going to be so quick. So, yes, supporting your lower back really is important, as it goes towards supporting all-round good health.

And when that Nefil ergonomic office chair comes in a super colour of your own choice, it’ll feel just as good as that personally-chosen wine tastes. You might also want to have a look at the Ergohuman Office Chair from the same family.

Nefil Office Chair

Ergohuman Office Chair

a bad workman always blames his tools

Having worked in an office for more years than I care to remember, I have passed from the manual office system of writing information and filing into the computer lifestyle of typing everything and saving to computer storage.

Computers were supposed to cut down on paper and I suppose they do, although there is still a great need for keeping documents in huge files, just in case …. . Now computers follow us where ever we go…

So I suppose you could say that I have spent a lot of my life sitting down and not very well, it seems. I would have argued that my sitting with a straight back all these years has been worth its while but, with the arrival of the computer, the keyboard and let us not forget the mouse, I seemed to spend a lot of time turning this way and that.

It started with pain in my wrists. Tenosynovitis, or RSI (repetitive strain injury) as it is now called, is painful and any repetitive movement can cause it but I suppose it also had something to do with the fact that my chair wasn’t high enough. Sitting on a cushion helped but I had already developed the pain, so prevention would have been better than cure.

Today, I see my younger colleagues using computer workstations, ergonomic office chairs with arm supports and some also have ergonomic wrist rests. Needless to say, these have been supplied by a savvy employer who realises the benefits of creating an ergonomic office.

If you’re more comfortable, you’re happier and, if you’re happy, it shows in your work. It’s like they used to say, ‘a bad workman always blames his tools’. That old office chair that I used all those years ago didn’t promote good posture. The chair I have now does, as it is adjustable to my height and my workstation. My forearms run horizontally to the keyboard and my feet fully touch the floor. That can’t be bad, can it?

Ergohuman Ergonomic Office Chair
Ergohuman Ergonomic Office Chair

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Basic Rules – Feng Shui

Not sure how to pronounce it? You’re not alone. Some may argue that Feng Shui is just non sense and ancient superstition, other will have a natural respect and mild curiosity without going to the extend of putting any Feng Shui rules into practice – the common excuse being “I don’t know enough about it”. There seems to be a great deal of mystery surrounding Feng Shui, when many of the basic rules are only common sense. It is primarily based on being in control of the situation whether at home or at work. Position your bed or chair so that you feel secure and cannot be taken by surprise by someone bursting into the room. Avoid positioning furniture in straight lines along the walls. Be organic, nature is all curves, not angles, think ergonomic.

The same rules apply to the office environment . An office worker will not give his best performance with his back turned to the door, or a stream of collegues passing by or coming up on him from behind. He would feel hastled and nervous and would have to constantly watch his back. Any of us would naturally feel uneasy in such a position. Additionally being trapped in a cubicle with no view will not make the employees happy. Without adding chimes, mirrors and money plants everywhere, great benefits can still be added to the workplace by applying some of the main Feng Shui rules. Ideally it is best to first draw up a plan of your office , superimpose the Pa Kwa map and see where each area falls. Areas such as rest, wealth, friendship, health and pleasure need to be used wisely – the wealth area being ideal for the shop’s till while the friendship area could be used by the sales-team to enhance relationships with clients. Understandably, this may not always be possible as office space is often at a premium. However small changes will improve the workforce happiness and should have an immediate and long-term impact on sales, creativity and staff retention.

In Japan, it is not uncommon for employees to refuse working in bad Feng Shui positions; these rules are indeed taken very seriously. Pillars have to be moved and office partitioning has to be rearranged to create a positive working environment for all employees. To maximise the space in my home office I actually confess that I have my back to the door. But all is not lost, as Feng Shui offers a range of remedies. In this case I just have to hang a mirror on the wall to alert me of an intruder! I see this as a temporary solution and I am quite keen to apply most of the Feng Shui rules as soon as I buy a new office desk and matching filing cabinets. All whats needed now is a stylish mesh office chair like the Ergohuman Plus Mesh Office Chair from Simply Ergonomic.
Ergohuman Plus Mesh Office Chair

Ergonomics – Forward Planning

Ergonomics is all about the study of work: making sure that you don’t cause undue pressure to parts of your body; ensuring that if your job means a repetitive movement you remember to build in sufficient breaks to allow for muscles to relax; using the right tools for the job.  Addressing the last point first will have a positive knock-on effect on the other two points.

In any kind of work, we often say that if a job is not done to an acceptable standard, that maybe the person didn’t have the right equipment for the job.  Try to do an electrical job with kitchen rather than professional tools (e.g. stripping the plastic sheath from cable by using a sharp knife (yes, I’ve done it and the wire kept breaking) and you will see how the task becomes more difficult and can be both hazardous and stressful.  So, weighing up the needs of the situation and getting the right equipment makes sense, doesn’t it?

Looking at sedentary work, the same rules should apply.  In an ordinary day at the office, work will involve movement of paperwork or boxes recall the health and safety rules for correct lifting, twisting and turning in your office chairs to reach things on the desk, hours of typing and the list goes on, depending on the specifics of the job in hand.  So, due care and diligence is needed in an office environment, the same as in any other kind of work.

In today’s busy world, we don’t seem to have time for thinking straight, yet creating an ergonomic office really is a must.  If an accident happens, you will be troubled with afterthought, realising that ‘if you had only done this’ or ‘thought of doing that’, the accident may never have happened.  The result of even a minor accident can be time off work, compensation, or even a permanent disability.

As an employer, it makes sense to think ahead and to forward plan the working environment.  Seeking advice from someone ‘in the know’ helps make sure that costly mistakes are not made, when purchasing ergonomic chairs and ergonomic desks, as the responsibilities of a job in one environment might be different to another.  Also, we human beings are all different shapes and sizes and there are lots of ergonomic office chairs out there, ranging from basic office design to standing seats and kneeling chairs.  Such thought and consideration will make for a safer environment, better working conditions, happier staff and improved output.

Active Ergonomics Flo3 High Back Chair by Orangebox

The OrangeBox Flo Range of Ergonomic Office Chairs now rebranded as Active Ergonomics Flo3 High Back Chair by Orangebox

Flo is a chair designed for maximum fit, with minimum fuss and an uncomplicated set-up. Flo is perfect for those who are struggling with back or other occupational health issues. The chair has all the credentials to ensure best practice in terms of rehabilitation. Three years of research and development has culminated in a product and process designed to shift the status quo. Multiple adjustment range also means Flo is easier to specify.

The Flo3 chair has the following features:

100mm seat depth adjustment
100mm back height adjustment
100mm arm width adjustment
Standard 65mm castors
Three dimensional directional adjustment in the backrest
Forward tilting free floating seat mechanism with independent back angle adjustment
Adjustable Lumbar Support
Inbuilt coccyx relief
Seat height 460-590mm
Seat Depth 450-550mm
High backrest height 600mm with 100mm additional height adjustment
Backrest width (widest) 500mm

Active Ergonomics Flo Chair by Orangebox
Active Ergonomics Flo Chair by Orangebox

Active Ergonomics fro OrangeBox
Active Ergonomics fro OrangeBox

Ergohuman Leather Chair

Ergohuman Chair

We are an authorised dealer for the Ergohuman Chair – for peace of mind buy only from Authorised Dealers displaying the logo above.

The future is Ergohuman – designed and made with the total comfort of human-kind in mind. The Ergohuman® leather office chair fuses art and science, with flex zones that ensure constant support of back and lumbar, multi-dimensional adjustable arm rests for unparalleled support and a height-adjustable pivoting headrest for full crane support.

The Ergohuman® black leather chair was designed specifically for those who are in an office chair for more than eight hours a day, and require “Intensive Use Seating” to keep them comfortable for long periods of time. Aesthetics, form and function allow this ergonomic office chair to utilize a synchro tilt mechanism with 3 position lock, sliding seat, pneumatic height adjustment, automatic lumbar support system, Height and angle adjustable arms and headrest all in one very unique ergonomic chair.

Eco-friendly – 97% of the Ergohuman® chair is made with recycleable materials

Ergohuman Office Chair Specifications:

  • Seat Height Control
  • Seat Depth Adjustment
  • Backrest Tilt Tension Control
  • Backrest Tilt Angle Adjustment
  • Backrest Height Adjustment
  • Armrest Height Adjustment
  • Armrest Angle Adjustment
  • Headrest Height & Angle Adjustment
  • Available in Black Leather Only
  • Outstanding 10 Year Manufacturers Guarantee
  • Delivery 3 working days

Certified to BSEN5459 (2000) Part 2 : structurally suitable and sufficiently stable for use as an office chair for up to 24 hours a day, when used by persons up to 150kg in weight.

Ergohuman Leather Office Chair
Ergohuman Leather Office Chair
Ergohuman Plus Leather Office Chair no Head Rest
Ergohuman Plus Leather Office Chair no Head Rest

Modern Home Office Furniture

Today business is not only limited to office in fact it has spread its dimensions to home as well. People today prefer to work from home rather than travelling long distances. In such cases they need to feel the environment of office at home and hence construct such an atmosphere. Furniture contributes a lot and termed home office furniture. The advantage here is that you are free to try and can be creative as much as you can. However, make sure that while shopping for home office furniture keep one thing in mind that it should be strong and long lasting. Moreover, home office furniture should serve dual purpose of functionality and style. In addition, appearance matters a lot. It connotes appearance you want to give t your room. If you have contemporary style home you should contemporary office furniture. If your home is modern looking then purchase modern office furniture.

Home office desk is the primary element while shopping home office furniture. To work either from home or office desk is must. But as far as home office desk is concerned varieties are available but you have to choose the one which suits and fits your work. While selecting home office desks take into account the amount of room where the desk will be located. Besides, if you want stylish and executive home office desk check out executive home office desk models. Executive desks have large storage space..
Next comes your home office chair. Selection of home office chairs depends on its usage i.e. how much you use it. If your work is occasional then don’t spend hefty sum of money on chair but if your work consumed your hours then it is recommended to use ergonomics chairs. Now which ergonomic chair? That depends on your budget and choice. After all comfort also matters. Moreover, how your room looks and what is the style of your desk also affect buying decision associated with home office chair.
Besides desks and chairs, home office furniture includes wall units, book cases, lighting, textiles, rugs and accessories. These items are bought depending upon one’s personal choice and demand of the room. Each and every item should be chosen carefully as your client should feel business environment leading to better business prospects. In addition, only comfortable home office will give you the feeling and mood of office at our home which will help you to work actively.

Following factors should be considered well while going to buy home office furniture:
1. Space: Keep in mind the space available to locate your furniture. It will help you in anticipating the items to be bought.
2. Kind of furniture: Once space is determined, list out the items required depending upon the space and your work requirement.
3. Budget: Third and the most important is budget. Varieties are numerous but financial resources cannot be ignored. Make judicial use if your funds while purchasing home office furniture.
4. Safety and Health of your staff: Upgrade your employees to a safer and healthy environment buy ergonomically designed and office furniture. Poorly designed furniture may make your employees vulnerable to disorders like eye strain, backaches, headaches, etc.
Other factors may include concentration, fatigue, irritation, etc.