In professions which require prolonged periods of time spend standing on hard surfaces, long term circulatory problems and physical fatigue issues are an ongoing problem. For those in the sheet metal manufacturing industry, providing employees with an effective buffer between their feet and the concrete floor is not only an occupational health and safety issue, it can also help boost productivity. This week, we take a look at some of the key benefits of anti-fatigue matting in the workplace.
Anti-fatigue mats help distribute bodyweight evenly on both feet and also provide support for the legs and spine, resulting in a healthy natural posture.
Another benefit of providing support for the legs is that it alleviates some of the pressure put on the legs and back to stabilise the body in the standing position. Ultimately this results in less stiffness and pain in the neck and joints.
Putting less pressure on the legs through subtle movement also means that the muscles and veins are relaxed, so blood circulation improves and the tight, swollen sensation often experienced at the end of a long day spend standing up is eliminated.
Your body has to put a surprising amount of energy into standing and performing passive work tasks like operating machinery. Anti fatigue matting reduces the amount of energy your body has to put in to passive work tasks, enabling you to work longer and without pain.
Anti fatigue mats are designed to prevent slipping, and are ideal in industrial workplace environments where spills are common.
By eliminating the pain, tension, and discomfort associated with standing on a hard surface fro an extended period of time, anti fatigue matting makes it easier for employees to perform, and keeps them feeling physically comfortable and supported throughout the working day.
Removing the source of pain and discomfort also enables your workers to perform tasks faster, and to a higher standard, ultimately improving your bottom line.
Acra stocks a range of quality anti fatigue matting in 1,2,3 and 4 metre lengths (900cm wide) with custom sizes available upon request. We currently have an introductory rate of $175 +GST/metre for these new products so if you want to improve the health of your workplace, give us a call today on 03 9794 6675.