Here at Your Workspace we understand the need for diversity in the workplace. Today’s office workspaces look completely different to how they did 10 years ago, so it is unsurprising there is a greater need for a wider variety of desks and workspaces available to employees.
Organisations need to ensure they offer an inclusive working environment for their entire workforce. The 2010 Equality Act ensures employers must make ‘reasonable’ workplace adjustments so that disabled workers are able to perform their job as well as employees without a disability. Such adjustments would mean providing employees with a suitable and appropriate workspace which would include office furniture and equipment that caters to individual needs.
A new issue that has also come to light in recent years has been desk size and desk height. There are currently over 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK according to the NHS, so it is important that employers are adapting their workspaces to allow inclusivity.
How can we help?
Our range of office furniture and desks, especially our sit-stand product, may help provide the adaptations you need for your workforce to ensure you are adhering to government legislation.
Office desks where the leg height is fully adjustable allow workers to select their ideal working position. Suitable for both disabled and non-disabled users, the sit-stand desk can be adjusted to a range of heights using an electronic keypad on the side of the desk. They can be raised or lowered throughout the day, tailoring to those who prefer working from a seated or standing position and those who require a lowered desk. No matter the leg height, the desks are designed to remain stable and can be altered at a moment’s notice.
Benefits of the ‘sit-stand’
The sit-stand does not only provide a suitable workspace for wheelchair users, it also offers an abundance of health benefits for the entire workforce:
- Adjustable height to reduce back pain
- Promote better posture
- Help lower the risk of heart disease
- Help increase blood flow
We have a range of colours and finishes available to compliment your existing workspace and we can work with you to ensure we meet the needs and requirements of everyone in your company.
Ready to upgrade your workspace?
Get in touch and we can help!