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Re: Workplace Furniture

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Susan Gorton <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 3 May 2012 11:34:50 +0000

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As long as the chair has the functionality of the DSE regs then it doesnt matter what it cost.

Susan Gorton | OH Nurse Manager | Occupational Health Department | Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | Level 3, Ormond House, 26-27 Boswell St., London WC1N 3JZ |020 7405 9200 Ext 0247 | DD to OHD 020 78138554 | Direct Fax 020 78138355 | Mobile 07833294568
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From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lesley Bamford
Sent: 02 May 2012 12:06
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Subject: Re: [OCC-HEALTH] Workplace Furniture

Hi,

Has anyone reported any musculoskeletal problems or other issues that may be associated with the type of chair? Do the current chairs meet all the requirements of DSE regs? If so I think you may struggle to persuade the employer to spend more money just on a quality, functionality and aftercare perspective.........I know I would! In my experience just because it isn't an all singing and dancing top of the range chair does not mean it is not comfortable and suitable.

Kind Regards
Lesley 

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From: [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Rachael Mclachlan
Sent: 02 May 2012 08:05
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Subject: [OCC-HEALTH] Workplace Furniture

Good Morning,

I wonder if anyone else has any views on this topic...

We currently purchase chairs etc from a well known large office supplies company and dont usually spend more than 50pound on a chair for  anyone in our organisation, not even our office based staff who sit at their desks for a considerable amount of time (in the region of 65 staff).  I am thinking of trying to persuade my organisation to look at what and who we are ordering from and compare the quality, workmanship, functionality and after care service.

Is this reasonable or do you think I am fighting  a losing battle?

I really would appreciate your views on this one, and as always I look forward to your responses!

Rgds
Rachael

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