Why ergonomics matters when selecting office furniture


Friday 16 May 2014


David Kirtley


The webinar will cover the concept of procurement of furniture being an investment rather than an expense. With musculoskeletal disorders having such a huge impact on staff absence and cost to British businesses, ergonomics should be a key consideration when purchasing any office furniture. The webinar will look into the true cost of an average employee in the short, medium and long term. Without going in to specific product presentations, David will present illustrations on how much ergonomic furniture really costs you as an organisation, and how soon you should expect your investment back. He will look at other employee costs, such as pensions, health insurance, company cars, IT support, training, absence etc, and how the cost of ergonomic work tools are a minute fraction of this.

When some of the best chairs on the market cost less than 20p a day, this can be one of the simplest ways of supporting the health and wellbeing of your business.


David Kirtley is the Sales Manager for the Office Environments division of Posturite. He has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science, and has been a proud member of the Posturite team for thirteen years. David is part of our Senior Management team, and has been since its inception in 2006. In his current position, he heads up the Office Environments team and works closely with customers and suppliers nationwide, resulting in an excellent knowledge of the issues found in offices all over the country and how to prevent and solve them.

Working with Health and Safety managers, OH managers, FMs and HR over the years has given David a broad knowledge of what companies want from a number of different perspectives.

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