Must we provide workers with specialist ergonomic furniture?
Question: We are getting requests from staff who are wanting things such as the following:
- ergonomic assessments - because they feel they have developed a sore neck at work;
- ergonomic assessments - because they have aggravated a pre-existing condition at work;
- adjustable standing desks; and
- specific styles of chairs.
Can you provide information as to what is our organisation’s responsibility to provide these things?
One of the concerns we have is that if we provide something for one staff member then we may open ourselves up to further requests from other staff, which could lead to a huge expense to the organisation.
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