Quick Tips for Sit-Stand Desk Users

Stop & Think before you Sit & Stand

Stop & Think before you Sit & Stand – click for a downloadable pdf

We have been working with employers to identify behaviour change issues and training requirements related to the use of sit-stand desks in the office. Needs vary from organisation to organisation and this often depends as much on corporate culture as on physical workplace issues.

One common theme has been the need for a ‘quick tips’ list. Those of us embedded in these activities every day sometimes forget that the ‘blindingly obvious’ (to us) may not even be visible to the majority! The document therefore has to be something with a handful of ideas that are easily implemented and make sense to everyone, rather than just the ergonomics/health & safety team members.

The result is a one page, ‘6 ideas’ list that is deliberately simple. For a longer, more detailed list, see one of my previous blogs.

Customer responses to the document have been good but, as always, I welcome comments.

7 Responses to Quick Tips for Sit-Stand Desk Users

  1. […] because installing sit-stand is as much about the concept as it is about the product. As a result, proper training and education is essential. This should cover not just how to adjust a desk but why users should do that and […]

  2. […] you have given proper thought to the Less Sitting issue, we can help you with the right training and products! The latest addition to our furniture portfolio is the Motus desk. Offering full […]

  3. […] So please – stop and think before you sit and stand! […]

  4. […] and water coolers away from desks, drinking lots of water (to create natural breaks) and many other simple, effective (and often free) techniques can be applied to the workplace to increase movement and reduce cardiovascular risks. However, […]

  5. […] Increasingly, organisations are looking at implementing 10-20% of their workstations as sit-stand models. To suit all budgets, we have a selection of adaptor units as well as complete desks. Whilst our preferred conversion option, where possible, is to put a sit-stand frame under an existing worktop, we have a choice of adaptors offering very different approaches. Details here. (If you are already using sit-stand, don’t forget about our new Quick Tips sheet). […]

  6. […] We have been working with employers to identify behaviour change issues and training requirements related to the use of sit-stand desks in the office. Needs vary from organisation to organisation and this often depends as much on corporate culture as on physical workplace issues. [More] […]

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