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.


Google Reviews

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Google Reviews

Nancy Tseng 22/04/22

Google
I would highly recommend this electric desk to all ages, the the best decision I’ve made for my sons study table. The service was excellent, prompt in responses and on time schedule with the delivery time. The removalists were very careful bringing into our study room on the second level.
Very happy with the purchase!!

Farhin C 12/04/22

Google
Amazing e-desk - sturdy, spacious and great quality wood. It fits well into the home office. Assembling it was mostly straightforward with the video! Thanks Guy

Nick G 11/04/22

Google
I'm only just reading all the Google Reviews now, just before writing this, after having purchased and built a desk; and this is basically going to be saying the same thing as all the others, the owner, Guy, is absolutely great and so are the desks. There's a reason why all the reviews are genuine 5 stars. I had been doing research on numerous sit/stand desks and the manufactures of the frames/motors that go into them. I wanted a good quality and reliable setup so I decided to something that utilised Linak (manufacturer) hardware and so I set out trying to find a sit/stand desk that used them. As I was after something specific, I contacted a number businesses before placing an order so that I understood exactly what it was I was purchasing. Unfortunately most of those other businesses seemed more interested in B2B, and a couple didn't even bother responding. I had even gone so far as to contact a business in Canada, who eagerly could supply everything, but unfortunately not for running on 240v. I almost gave up and was just about to head to Ikea. Then I came across Ergomotion. I shot through an email with some questions about their Edesk, and I got a clear informative response within hours. The owner, Guy, kindly followed up, answered further questions, and was also able to order extra parts from Linak on request. To ensure I had all the information I needed before placing an order, he even went so far as to warn me of a slight upcoming price increase. Guy knows his products, knows it in great detail and has a wealth of helpful knowledge.

Ronnie Bernhart 04/04/22

Google

Alice Burgess 19/03/22

Google
Great customer service and desk is exactly as described. Setting it all up was straight forward too. The electric movement up and down is really smooth and quiet - couldn't be happier!

Kevin Ha 17/03/22

Google
After a very unpleasant and disappointing customer service experience with another desk from one of the more "well-known" commercial standing desk companies, I came across Ergomotion and Guy after extensive research to find a replacement and I am glad turned out this way. Dealing with Guy was an absolute pleasure, he was able to answer all my questions and provide me with a range of customisation options including a solid rubberwood desk top which I decided on after seeing the desk in person. In the end, I ended up with a higher quality desk and look forward to continue using it for years to come. Thanks Guy!

Anthony Lunken 17/03/22

Google
We’ve had an Ergomotion High /Low Desk since 2015, well before standing at a work station was a “Thing” in Australia. It’s been fabulous! It’s reliable, speedy and quiet in its height adjustments. Guy, the business owner, is approachable for after sales service queries. To achieve more posture positions & comfort, we use a 10cm foot stool while standing! Many thanks Guy for the great service… Cheers Avril & Tony (Heidelberg West, formerly Moorabbin)

Andre Fernandez 15/03/22

Google
Before purchasing from Ergomotion, I wondered how a business can actually have a 5.0 star perfect rating on Google. After purchasing an electric standing desk and dealing with Guy, I know how. 1) HIGH QUALITY: The desks from here all use high quality LINAK motors and frames. The desk top that I received was commercial grade laminate from Laminex. 2) GENUINE SERVICE: When I initially wanted a more expensive variant, Guy explained to me the differences and suggested the more affordable variant. 3) CUSTOMISATION: Guy helped me customise the size of the size of my desktop - something no other business offered. 4) CONVENIENCE: For a nominal fee, Guy delivered the desk, FULLY ASSEMBLED. All I did was plug it in. Can't get this level of convenience with any other of the many businesses that offer standing desks. If I buy another standing desk, it will be from Ergomotion.

Tas Maniatis 15/03/22

Google
Amazing customer service and quality product and exceeded expectations. I would definitely recommend Ergomotion for their exception product offering and service.

Jake Port 12/03/22

Google
Quality at a reasonable price which is made even better by Guy. You’re made to feel special and nothing is too hard which in this day and age, is honestly hard to come by. Do yourself a favour and support a local family business.
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