Anti-Fatigue Matting – Increase Business Productivity & Employee Well-Being
Millions of employees around the world spend their working day standing up in the same place for long periods of time. The floor workers stand on can have a negative effect on their productivity and comfort, especially if the floor is made from a hard material, such as concrete. Workers can suffer from a number of different ailments due to standing on hard floors, including back, leg and foot pain. These issues can reduce a workforce’s ability to work to their maximum potential, costing businesses money, as a result of decreased productivity.
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How Does Standing for Work Affect Employees?
Workers standing for long periods of time at counters, production lines and work benches are estimated to use 20% more energy than those that work seated. They are also likely to experience a higher loss of concentration and be exposed to health risks as a consequence of standing to do their job. It therefore makes good business sense for companies to invest in anti-fatigue mats to help protect employees.
How Long Does It Take To Become Fatigued When Standing?
A recent study was undertaken at Loughborough University looking at the effects of fatigue when standing at work. They found that it took only 90 minutes of standing directly on a concrete floor until fatigue sets in. Those taking part also complained of serious discomfort to their feet, legs and back, as well as stiffness to the neck and shoulders, with a major decrease in ability to concentrate after 50 minutes of standing.
How Do Anti-Fatigue Mats Help?
These special rubber mats provide cushioning and promote ergonomic benefits. The patented rubber construction has been tested and approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Anti-fatigue mats are manufactured from premium quality nitrile rubber. They provide cushioning on hard surfaces upon which people stand for prolonged periods of time.
In addition, in the winter months when the temperature drops, anti-fatigue mats can also act as insulators on cold floors. These mats are multi-functional and suitable for most, if not all environments.
To save businesses precious time, all Citron Hygiene’s anti-fatigue mats are covered by our lift and lay floor care solutions. This ensures the mats continuous effectiveness.