Don't stand for it
07 March 2013
A 2005 TUC report states that up to 11 million UK workers face serious health problems from prolonged standing at work. Each year over two million sick days are lost due to lower limb disorders, with nearly 200,000 people reporting lower limb ailments caused or made worse by their job including workrelated varicose veins, poor circulation and swelling in the feet and legs, foot problems and joint damage.
Anti-fatigue matting can help.
Zed Chex from Plastic Extruders is designed to relieve standing fatigue caused by long periods of standing or walking on concrete floors. It is manufactured by thermally bonding patented Zedland foam to a tough vinyl chequer plate wear layer, and will not suffer from separation.
Zed Chex is widely used in light to heavy duty industrial environments. It will also withstand oil, chemical and acid spillages. Samples and details of the full range of different antifatigue mattings are available.