Today’s workplace has many risks and hazards, some of which are easier to manage than others.

For example, employees come in many shapes and sizes and the height at which your employees work can have a profound effect on their health and productivity. Workstations that are too high or too low can lead to poor posture, joint pain, back injuries, and other health problems. When it comes to the health and safety of your employees, there is no better investment than a height-adjustable ergonomic table.

Height adjustable ergo tables: The benefits

Studies* show that there are many benefits to employees in providing height-adjustable ergo tables in the workplace. These tables can help to:

  • Reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis
  • Improve posture
  • Reduce fatigue and discomfort
  • Increase productivity and job satisfaction.



Correct working heights

It's important to consider the height of the employee when determining the optimal working height of the workstation. It makes sense that a taller employee may need a higher workstation than a shorter employee.

Below you can see the recommended working height based on the person's height:

Height (cm)

Standing Working Height (cm)

Sitting Working Height (cm)

152 - 163

76 - 84

56 - 64

163 - 175

84 - 91

64 - 71

175 - 188

91 - 99

71 – 79

188 and over

99 - 107

79 - 86


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The task being performed also affects the ideal table height. For example, tasks that require a lot of arm movement, such as assembly tasks, need a higher table than tasks that don't require a lot of arm movement, such as computer work. Assembly tasks require the arms to be raised above the level of the elbows, and a higher table will help to prevent the shoulders from becoming fatigued.



It is important to note that these are just general guidelines. The best way to determine the optimal working height is to experiment and find what is most comfortable for you.

Employer's responsibilities

Employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with a safe and ergonomic workplace. This includes providing workstations that are at the appropriate height for the tasks being performed.

Height-adjustable ergo tables are a great way for employers to meet their ergonomic obligations. These tables allow employees to easily adjust the height of their workstation to find the most comfortable and productive position.

Benefits to the operation and business

In addition to the health benefits for employees, height-adjustable ergo tables can also offer several benefits to the operation and business. For example, these tables can help to:

  • Improve productivity: Studies have shown that employees who work at ergonomic workstations are more productive than those who do not
  • Reduce absenteeism: Height-adjustable ergo tables can help to reduce absenteeism due to work-related injuries
  • Improve employee morale: Employees who feel valued and cared for are more likely to be happy and productive
  • Create a positive company image: Businesses that are seen as being committed to the health and safety of their employees are more likely to attract and retain top talent.

Teknomek: Where health meets height

Now, let's talk about the solution that bridges the gap between ergonomic excellence and operational efficiency – Teknomek's ergonomic height-adjustable stainless steel tables.

These tables, manufactured in the UK, are typical of our engineering excellence and our commitment to employee well-being. They are manufactured from fully welded 304 or 316 grade stainless steel to our hygienic designs, and are extremely durable and long lasting.

There are a broad range of sizes and with 300mm height adjustment capability - these tables ensure the perfect ergonomic fit for any task with the ability to customise to a broad range of sizes and types depending on operational requirements. The adjustable stainless steel feet with non-marking rubber bases create a stable, comfortable work surface for individuals of all heights. Plus, with a payload capacity of up to 250kg, these tables are as robust as they are versatile.

Whether you opt for manual or electronic height adjustment, you're investing in the future of your workforce, where health, safety, and productivity are paramount.

The summit beckons

Investing in ergonomic height-adjustable tables isn't just a prudent choice; it's a promise of a brighter, healthier future for your workforce and your operations. It’s about reaching new heights, quite literally, in the journey towards excellence.

Let Teknomek be your guide to this summit of ergonomic success.

For more details on how Teknomek's ergonomic height-adjustable stainless steel tables can elevate your operations, chat with a Teknomexperts or call us on +44 (0)1603 788 833 to speak to one of our Teknomexperts or view our range of Ergo tables here.

Remember, in the realm of ergonomics, it’s not just ‘I think, therefore I am.’ It’s 'I ergonomise, therefore I thrive.' Rise to the occasion, rise to the summit!

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