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November 29, 2016

Requirements for a Work Bench System : Chair

A chair’s quality is a major factor in the well-being of the employee using it. A high-quality chair protects the back, since it is optimally adjusted to the employee and promotes dynamic sitting.


The seat and backrest should be padded. A chair that lacks padding is uncomfortable when used for long periods and can impede circulation.


The cushions should be easy to clean. Alongside aesthetic reasons, there are also hygienic reasons for this. The cushions should also have a long lifespan and be resistant to materials such as lubricants, penetrating or corrosive particles, and cleaning agents.


The seat should be inclined forward slightly to encourage a pelvic tilt, and thus upright, proper posture when seated.


The chair should have a tilt- and height-adjustable backrest with adjustable resistance. The employee should be able to make all adjustments from a seated position.


The chair should rotate and have casters. Chairs for normal sitting heights should be equipped with casters with brakes. For a higher sitting position, foot gliders should be used to prevent accidents when getting on the chair.


The chair can be equipped with height- and width-adjustable armrests. Armrests reduce strain on the shoulder and lower arm muscles while also improving hand positioning. The lower arm cannot be braced on the edge of the work bench during all assembly activities. The chair should also offer sufficient room to move in the shoulder area.


It should be possible to add a footrest to the chair. Especially with higher seating positions, a footrest supports healthy posture. If approved for the purpose, it can also be used to help employees get on the chair.


It should be possible to make all adjustments from a seated position. This ensures that optimum settings can be made directly.