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Save Money by Using Anti-fatigue Mats

For some people, standing is a part of their job. Half of the world’s employees stand on their feet for more than 75 percent of the time during their working day. This is especially true for sales people, health care providers, cashiers, bank tellers and waiters, among others. Not many people are aware that there are dangers associated with standing for long periods of time, on a regular basis. Sore feet, swelling of the legs, varicose veins, general muscular fatigue, low back pain, stiffness in the neck and shoulders are just some of the health problems caused by prolonged standing and it might even lead to bigger threats and permanent damage in the long term.

Research has shown that muscle fatigue occurs after standing for 5 hours; this can be felt for more than 30 minutes after work. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has also stated that muscle fatigue and musculoskeletal disorders account for "33% of all work related injury and illness”.

Companies also suffer as they lose out with low productivity, increased illness and absences. Additionally, that can cost them higher insurance and compensation rates.

Comfort and Safety at Work

The ergonomic process makes sure that workers and their environment are a right fit. Here are some basic solutions to improve the workplace design:

Adequate Space

There should be enough room for workers to move freely and to change body positions.

Seating Stations

Even for workers who are required to stand only, a seat should be available so that they can occasionally sit. Employees should have regular breaks to give them the opportunity to rest.

Appropriate Flooring Material

Hard floors are the worst possible surface for workers who stand all day. Anti-fatigue mats offer some much needed comfort, easing the strain on the legs, feet and lower back.

Anti-fatigue mats: The cost-effective solution

An employee is entitled to claim compensation when he/she has suffered injury or damages due to the negligence of the employer to comply with ergonomic standards. 1 in 50 of all workers in the UK report a Cumulative Trauma Disorder associated with awkward or static positions. It has been estimated that the total cost to UK industries could be up to £20 billion annually.

Anti-fatigue mats are the practical flooring option as they are proven to:

  • Reduce foot pressure
  • Alleviate aches and pains while increasing productivity
  • Promote better blood circulation
  • Reduce the risk of falling and tripping

Coruba offers high quality anti-fatigue mats, along with other rubber products. We can cater to bulk orders and to the cut lengths desired by the customer.

 

To learn more about Coruba’s products and services, simply call us on 01702 811 721 and a member of our friendly sales team will gladly assist you. You can also reach us by sending an email at info@coruba.co.uk.



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