Office equipment

The right office equipment does make a difference

Ergonomics – ‘the applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort’

(American Heritage Dictionary)

Getting the right office equipment first time saves time, money and frustration.

It’s not every day you buy new office furniture. Buying the wrong office equipment can be costly and may cause you or your staff physical damage or work-related pain.

Gone are the days when people would generally do only one aspect of a job – telephone work, typing, or talking to clients. Now most of us are expected to do all of these things in the one job and it’s particularly important therefore that our workstations are designed to make multi-tasking as easy as possible to ensure minimal stress on the body.

Likewise jobs (such as civil engineering or architecture) that traditionally saw people out in the field, or working on large desks, now require people to spend hours on a computer.

We work with selected furniture suppliers to ensure that you get the best equipment for the job. We can even organise a FREE trial of suitable chairs and desktop equipment. Similarly if you’re redesigning or moving offices, we can help ensure you buy the right equipment right from the start. To find out more about how we can help to make yours a well workplace, visit WorkSpace IQ.

How do you make the best decision when it comes to office furniture?

Although there are OSH/ACC standards in place, there are few guidelines to outline which office furniture specifically meets these standards.

One size does not fit all

With so much to choose from, how can you be sure that you’re making the best decision?

For people using computers, this means getting the right equipment – chair, desk, keyboard and mouse – and positioning them correctly to suit the person and the job they are doing.

Wherever you work – from small businesses, to technology call-centres, factories, laboratories, kitchens or schools, having the right equipment makes a real difference.

SitRight WorkWell can:

  • Advise you on the best desk for a job
  • Arrange trials of suitable chairs and other desktop equipment such as document/plan holders, appropriate mice and wrist supports or phone headsets
  • Provide training and instruction in how to use and set up your office furniture and equipment properly


As we spend more and more time at our desks, choosing the right office chair has become as important as choosing the right bed.

Rather than rushing in to buy the chair that’s on special or just the right colour or style, to reduce the likelihood of workplace injury it’s important that you spend some time and look for the best office chair.  We are all different shapes, sizes and heights, so the key starting point for choosing a chair depends on the person that will be using it.

Chairs for tall people

These days as more people become deskbound using computers at work, there is a need for chairs that better suit tall people, with longer seats for comfort. Although there are many larger chairs available, employers often fail to take this into consideration when ordering furniture.

We can help you choose the best office furniture

Whether you’re looking to buy new or used, standard or ergonomic office equipment, contact us for help on selecting the best equipment for the job. Alternatively you can call Jane Cowan-Harris on 03 326 5450.

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