How To Solve Your Office Ergonomic Issues with the Ergotape!

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How To Solve Your Office Ergonomic Issues with the Ergotape!

Did you know that the cost of work-related injuries and illness for the 2008-2009 financial year in Australia was estimated at $60.6 billion?

 

Many of us spend the majority of our working day with our eyes glued to a screen, hands glued to a keyboard, and bottoms glued to our chairs.

 

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Correct office ergonomics can help reduce the pain, injuries and health risks (as well as the financial strain!) of a poor work set-up. 

 

But what is ‘correct’ office ergonomics? Are you expected to just know what you should look out for? You probably have a pretty good idea about why your lower back is sore (that crummy desk chair), your wrist aches (repetitive keyboard and mouse usage), and your legs feel stiff (SITTING!)

 

Workplace ergonomics, though, doesn’t just cover the office. Think of all the industrial jobs that require heavy lifting, manual labour and awkward movements that can strain the body. 

 

The whole point of office ergonomics is to make adjustments to your workplace to provide a more comfortable and healthy environment, no matter your industry.

 

What changes can you make in your workplace?

 

The importance of workplace and office ergonomics

As the importance of ergonomics becomes better known, it’s great to see workplaces (and individuals!) taking preventative action, rather than waiting for an injury. This new approach prompts them to take a look at how and why their office furniture may contribute towards that back ache or sharp wrist pain.

 

Workplace and office ergonomics is designed to shift the workplace to a space where the office furniture adapts to employees, and not the other way around. All too often, we’re settling for office spaces in which chairs do not adjust to fit our specific height, static desks do not allow movement throughout the day, and computer screens force us to crane our necks and strain our eyes.

 

How can I self-assess my workplace? An ergonomist isn’t always a viable option

“I don’t have time for this” 

“Who knows what to measure?”

“What even is the right angle for a computer monitor?”

So where exactly is someone meant to begin when they want to make ergonomic changes to their workplace? You might be throwing out some of the excuses listed above, or you might even just turn a blind eye to it. 

 

If you ignore the issue, it will just go away, right?

 

The tool we are about to introduce to you might change your perception. The Ergotape makes it simple for people – even those with limited ergonomic knowledge – to proactively see the ways in which their workspace can be altered to help alleviate those ergonomic and health problems. 

 

The Ergotape

What is it?

The Ergotape is a measuring tool containing over 50 ergonomic specifications contained in one small, handy tool. It looks like and is about the same size as a regular tape measure, but provides so much more.

 

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I’m listening… what can it solve?

Is my seat the right height?

How far should I be leaning?

Do I need a footrest?

How high should be computer monitor be?

Is my desk too low?

 

Desk angles, computer monitors, desk height, chair height and angle, distance from monitor are just a few of dozens of measurements. It’s also equipped with a spirit level to establish correct angles and gradients, and a mirror to identify the source of annoying reflections.  

 

What are the features?

It’s a compact unit packed full of useful measurements so you can easily adjust your workplace to satisfy each and every one of your employees. Erase the misconception of clumsy and confusing measurement tools accompanied by complicated textbooks and documents.

 

There is an easy way to change your workplace for the better! 

 

Keep talking… who can use it?

The Ergotape can be used by your “everyday worker” (perhaps like yourself?) who has an desire to tweak their workspace, or by the pros, including occupational health and safety officers, safety representative, engineers, architects, and ergonomists. 

 

You don’t need to be an ergonomics expert who’s memorised hundreds of pages of comprehensive reports and guidelines to improve your workplace. The Ergotape has transformed the way workplaces are identifying and rectifying potentially harmful or injurious settings.

 

Where can I use it?

Anywhere!

In fact, the Ergotape can be used not only in your typical office workplace (desks, computers, laptops and swivel chairs come to mind!), but also factories, productions lines, and sales areas. In short, any work environment that includes repetitive motions (typing, mouse work), problematic or stationary positions, the lifting of heavy or awkward items, prolonged exposure to vibration (a cause of vibration white finger) and using excessive force to perform tasks can take advantage of the Ergotape!

 

You’ve sold me… where can I get it?

The Ergotape is available exclusively through the OHS Resource Centre of Occupational Safety & Health Associates. For more information, or to purchase the tape, visit the Ergotape website.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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Andrew Pieterse 14/06/24

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Great service and really quick shipping. It is great to know that you are getting quality parts from a Scandinavian manufacturer with your standing desk purchase rather than the cheap knock off stuff you get from other major brands. Reasonably priced for the quality too!

Janette Clarke 20/05/24

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Guy was very accommodating with meeting him at a time that suited me. He assembled the desk prior to me collecting so I only had to carry it inside with help (it's pretty heavy). The desk is great, the storage racks underneath with the 6 x built in powerpoints was worth the extra money. I have a functioning & tidy workplace.
Guy was brilliant, I highly recommend.
Janette

Nickel 10/05/24

Google
Have now purchased 2 stand up office desks off Guy, benchmark sales service from him, all via email, so easy; from quote to plug in, only matched by the strong quality of these machines, solid and stable. If only everything in life was this easy and reliable.

Jennifer Fadriquela 23/03/24

Google
I purchased an EDesk this month from Ergomotion, and it was a remarkably smooth transaction. Guy was eager to answer all my questions before my purchase. As a first-time buyer of a standing desk, I truly appreciated how he addressed my queries with thorough details and provided options within my budget.

The delivery process was also smooth, despite a slight delay in the ETA. Guy ensured I received all necessary updates from the courier/removalist.

I've been using the desk for a couple of weeks now and I'm satisfied with it. It's sturdy on all height adjustments and the motor works as expected. I also like oak finish because it's clean-looking and suits my room setup.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I'll definitely recommend Ergomotion to someone looking for their desk needs.

Josh Oliver 04/02/24

Google
I've had an ergomotion desk for 10 years. It's still as good today as it was brand new. Over the years Guy has always responded promptly to any guidance I've needed (mostly help putting the desk back together after removalists take it apart).

Michael Cheung 18/01/24

Google
Great service from Guy and the team at Ergomotion! Helped with all my queries and was able to source a standing desk part for me when many others weren't able! Highly recommend!

Shao Lei 30/11/23

Google
Decent desk and awesome service. Highly recommend

Rod Hathway 10/11/23

Google
Awesome experience. Great value, super customer experience, ordered, assembled and picked up in 24 hours!

Dom K 06/11/23

Google
Skip the big name brands and buy from Guy instead, 10/10 linak parts with a very well built tabletop.

Chris Wu 06/11/23

Google
I purchased the edesk from Guy at Ergomotion. Guy was a pleasure to deal with and the desk arrived the next day. Guy was highly knowledgeable on the desk and provided very prompt support on the installation. I can highly recommend Ergomotion.
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