Why should a business, purchase larger seating for overweight or clinically obese employees? Aside from the prerequisites of European Laws, employers must consider the potential of injury to an employee. On the off chance that the seating does not support the heavier individual, it is more liable to break and put that employee at danger and therefore the business could be the subject of litigation. If the seat does not support an overweight employee properly, it can result in decreased productivity and efficiency from the worker and in addition a potential increase in sick leave due to back problems or repetitive strain injury. If it can also be demonstrated that these sick days were required because of injury sustained at work, the employer might find they have to pay out wages while they are out of work and may face legal action.
Any employee who is classed as obese or seriously overweight should not be made to feel out of place in the workplace because of their weight. Breaking a chair, having to squash themselves into smaller seating can cause unnecessary embarrassment for an employee. Given the statistics regarding the number of overweight and obese people at present, it is necessary that every company assesses the suitability of chairs and workstations for all employees, including larger and overweight people.
The seat and backrest are much wider and deeper than most other ESD Chairs as standard. Supplied with standard height deep cushioned back rest.
The chassis has the height adjustment and has a tilt and reclining function with tilt tension and lock.
The padded armrests are supported on a steel wrap around frame along with a five star chromed steel base to give added stability.
Max Weight Limit: 178 Kgs (28 Stone)
Available Height Options:
- Low Gas (440mm to 580mm)
- Medium Gas (500mm to 750mm)
Available Colour Options:
- Navy/Dark Blue Cloth
- Cobalt/Royal Blue Cloth
- Charcoal/Grey Cloth