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TOPIC: Meaning of adjustable chair

Meaning of adjustable chair 7 years 10 months ago #66371

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What is the meaning of adjustable chair in the WCA Handbook.

(ii) sitting (even in an adjustable chair)

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Re:Meaning of adjustable chair 7 years 10 months ago #66373

headinawheelchair wrote:

What is the meaning of adjustable chair in the WCA Handbook.

(ii) sitting (even in an adjustable chair)

It refers to a chair, parts of which (such as the back and height) can be changed to maximise comfort.

Gordon

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Re:Meaning of adjustable chair 7 years 10 months ago #66375

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headinawheelchair wrote:

What is the meaning of adjustable chair in the WCA Handbook.

(ii) sitting (even in an adjustable chair)


the normal test is for a chair which is high back no arms adjustable in this case would be lower back that can be adjusted also seat hight adjusted and of course arms

this is the type of office chair that can be adjusted so someone can sit in it without being in pain for a longer period of time IMO I suspect they are on about the type of chair H&S bods tell companies to buy for staff for example


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www.viking-direct.co.uk/a/bb/Office-Chai...F9khzEBQZR:130mjq755

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Re:Meaning of adjustable chair 7 years 10 months ago #66395

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originaldave wrote:

headinawheelchair wrote:

What is the meaning of adjustable chair in the WCA Handbook.

(ii) sitting (even in an adjustable chair)


the normal test is for a chair which is high back no arms adjustable in this case would be lower back that can be adjusted also seat hight adjusted and of course arms

this is the type of office chair that can be adjusted so someone can sit in it without being in pain for a longer period of time IMO I suspect they are on about the type of chair H&S bods tell companies to buy for staff for example


big link :)

If someone normally had to sit in a reclining chair at home which was tilted backwards to prevent back pain,would that score points in the standing/sitting desciptors for ESA.

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Re:Meaning of adjustable chair 7 years 10 months ago #66396

So it specifically does not refer to a recliner then, that being a different beast entirely.

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Re:Meaning of adjustable chair 7 years 10 months ago #66397

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headinawheelchair wrote:

originaldave wrote:

headinawheelchair wrote:

What is the meaning of adjustable chair in the WCA Handbook.

(ii) sitting (even in an adjustable chair)


the normal test is for a chair which is high back no arms adjustable in this case would be lower back that can be adjusted also seat hight adjusted and of course arms

this is the type of office chair that can be adjusted so someone can sit in it without being in pain for a longer period of time IMO I suspect they are on about the type of chair H&S bods tell companies to buy for staff for example


big link :)

If someone normally had to sit in a reclining chair at home which was tilted backwards to prevent back pain,would that score points in the standing/sitting desciptors for ESA.


Hi,

In all seriousness, it could be well worth mentioning that you use a reclining chair at home.

Especially if it is of the motorised type that goes into a fully horizontal position, thus relieving pressure on the lumber spine.

I suppose they could always pay the £2000/£3000, cost for such a chair in the workplace, and plonk the desktop, keyboard, mouse and monitor on your knee.

Lol !!!

cheers

bro58

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