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Do Sit-Stand Desks Work?

08 May 2019Dylan Campbell

Sit-stand desks are the current trend in optimising workplace ergonomics with many raving about the benefits of frequent posture change. The question is, do they really work? And with so many options on the market how do you choose?

A sit-stand desk (also known as a height adjustable desk) is a desk that gives the operator the ability to adjust the height of the work surface with ease. This not only allows changes in working posture from sitting to standing but gives the workspace the ability to adapt to the ergonomic needs of the individual user.

Prolonged sitting has been identified as an emerging workplace health and safety issue with evidence demonstrating that it is linked to increasing rates of musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, mental health, some cancers and even premature death (Safe Work Australia).Using a height adjustable desk to perform some work each day whilst standing has been shown to improve employee energy levels and productivity whilst reducing fatigue, the risk of injury and sick days.

Despite there being multiple types of sit-stand desks on the market, there are just two basic designs around which they are all based; one where the entire desk top is height adjustable, the other a gas assisted unit that is placed on top of a fixed height desk.

For those looking to try sit-stand working, a gas assisted unit placed on top of your current desk is a cost-effective option.

For those more committed to the practice, purchasing a height adjustable frame with a custom top can give your office a sleek, professional look. Height adjustable frames are available in a variety of sizes and configurations, from standard desks to corner workstations and pods. With regards to mechanism you have a choice of electrical, gas lift or manual options, each with their own height ranges with most allowing a maximum operating height of over 1100mm.

Ready to start shopping? We stock multiple types of height adjustable desk which are all available both instore and via our website.

Still confused? Contact us in store – we would love to help you find the best height adjustable option for your office.

Craig B
Craig B
Outstanding Service, Dylan goes above & beyond to ensure you have the correct products. They worked with us to find a suitable time to install our desks. Great business to deal with, wont hesitate to work with them again.
Shawn Z.
Shawn Z.
I bought one chair more than one year ago, and it’s built with high quality and very comfortable. One thing happened to me recently that again proves this company really cares about it’s customers.I was lodging tax return and couldn’t count my receipt. So I write a letter to a email address listed on their website, asking for help, but not actually expecting a reply as the purchase happened more than one year ago.Amazingly, I got a reply the next morning from one of their staff named Marek (my email is precious evening). I was so grateful with them. I highly recommend this company if you want to buy a chair.
danyal T.
danyal T.
Top customer service and A+ quality product, really easy to assemble as well 😁👍
Joel E
Joel E
We were moving office and needed to buy a range of office furniture. We were very impressed with the wide range of products on offer that are all great quality and affordable. Dylan was extremely helpful and his customer service is amazing. If you are looking for somewhere to buy great quality office furniture then look no further.
Nick H.
Nick H.
Great service, great range. Don't bother with office works just go here.
Aileen H.
Aileen H.
Dylan was great - fast and courteous.
Luke N.
Luke N.
Dylan is excellent at providing Quality customer service. He is a people person and being the one man running the show At Danny's desks, I hope his pay packet reflects this.On a side note - (My comment.. not his) "You need to change that bloody music. It's the same cheese on repeat every 5 minutes. I'm surprised Dylan hasn't gone mad. Nothing wrong with sticking swear free Spotify on, but that music is just trite."Dylan helped me with some Castor wheels and I will very likely be back during summer for a Mesh back chair that I clocked when I came in. The service I received was the hooking point and where Office works failed to provide me an answer to a question i had, Dylan cleared up the confusion.
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Excellent products at a great price, with really friendly and helpful service. I ordered my new desk online and it was delivered two days later. Will definitely be back.
James C.
James C.
Dannys has been our suppliers for over 2 years and they are certainly a cut above . Always got stock , fast efficient service , straight to the point . Good value . At last we have found someone who we can rely on Jsmes MHBA
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