The Benefits of Anti-Fatigue Mats
Anti-fatigue floor mats are being used more and more in Australia as employers recognise how beneficial they are to their employees and their company.
A large number of jobs require their employees to stand for long periods of time, such as many customer-facing jobs and industrial or warehouse-type jobs.
Anti-fatigue mats are highly beneficial in these settings, as standing on hard surfaces all day can be detrimental to people's health, comfort, and satisfaction.
You should consider implementing anti-fatigue mats in your workplace not only for their health benefits but also for all of the advantages they provide.
Improved Employee Health.
While many of us working office jobs need to get on our feet more often, the reverse is true for those working on their feet all day. Standing for extended periods can cause physical pain and fatigue, and is associated with the following health risks:
Circulatory problems, such as varicose veins or cardiovascular disease
Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and armpits
Swelling in the legs
Although you may be unable to change how often your employees need to stand, you can make a big difference in their health and comfort during their shifts. Anti-fatigue mats make standing easier on the body, helping to prevent any of these health issues from occurring.
The movement in our leg muscles caused by walking allows our blood to properly circulate back up to our heart. We don't get that movement when we're standing on hard surfaces, but we can with Anti-fatigue mats.
The subtle movements in our feet while standing on Anti-fatigue mats, forces us to adjust to the padded surface. This movement is enough to encourage the needed circulation while standing in one spot.
Not only are anti-fatigue mats ideal to help improve general wellbeing at work, but they're also ideal for helping to prevent workplace accidents.
Anti-fatigue mats are helpful for preventing slipping and falling, as they provide extra traction due to their textured surface. Some styles of mats also include specially designed features such as non-slip backings and ramped or bevelled edges to avoid tripping incidents.
Improved Workplace Productivity.
More comfortable work conditions can mean your employees will be far more productive during the day.
It can be challenging to perform tasks while in discomfort, but Anti-fatigue mats allow employees to focus on their jobs by helping to provide them with the energy to work at a productive pace.
Healthy employees are also happy employees. Creating a healthy and safe environment for them to work in will increase job satisfaction. Greater job satisfaction and work productivity, in turn, will create a more positive workplace culture for the entire team.
Positive Financial Impact.
Anti-fatigue mats are well worth their investment. Companies are often losing money due to decreased productivity and absenteeism. When you have anti-fatigue mats, your employees are able to work at full force, meaning you won't be losing money from reduced productivity.
Your employees are also less likely to get into an accident when they're working on anti-fatigue mats. Not only does that mean you won't have to worry about temporarily losing employees due to accidents, but you'll also save money on worker compensation.
If you have any questions, or require assistance choosing the right mat, please contact us - We're here to help!