Good mats help people work standing up.
Rock hard floors make no one happy; no matter how good your shoes are, your feet, legs and knees soon get tired and in the worst case you can also suffer from repetitive strain injuries. For people whose jobs mean they must stand all day, a good surface to stand on is naturally extra important. A good workplace mat is soft, cushioning and protects against cold floors; it is also non-slip. It spares your feet, legs and back; your work environment is improved considerably, which helps you feel better and stand longer.
Why should I buy workplace mats?
First and foremost, to improve the working environment by making hard surfaces soft. An ergonomic work place mat brings many benefits – personnel have more energy and job satisfaction increases. Today, repetitive strain injuries account for 80% of sick days. Workplace mats reduce the number of sick days, which also makes the investment cost-effective.
According to a Swedish Work Environment Authority report entitled Occupational Injuries 2014, repetitive strain injuries were the most common cause of reported occupational illnesses in 2014. Over 40 % of the occupational illnesses during 2014 were caused by repetitive strain factors. Repetitive strain illnesses are often caused by a combination of factors. Heavy lifting, moving loads; repetitive, monotonous work and unsuitable working postures are common causes.
Ergonomic work area mats are a step in the right direction when it comes to improvements for personnel who stand, move around and work on hard surfaces.