Every VDU workstation should be perfectly adjusted to the user to enable a healthy and ergonomic way of working. This means that the office chair should ideally be adjusted to the person sitting on it. In addition, the optimal desk height is a basic requirement for an ergonomic sitting position. In situations where this is not possible, footrests can help to create a balance between the floor and the height of the table. In this way a footrest contributes to a better ergonomic sitting posture.
Ergonomic requirements for footrests
Source: Ergo Online - Ergonomie und Gesundheit – Arbeitsplatzgestaltung – Mobiliar - Stehen und Sitzen - Ergonomisch und sicher (https://www.ergo-online.de/)
- Sufficiently large
- Non-slip and stable
- Height and inclination easily adjustable
- Height sufficiently compensating