Joint and soft tissue damage is commonplace for those with arthritis – but it can strike at any time for those who don’t suffer from it as well. This signifies the importance of wearing supportive shoes or sandals in your workplace environment, in conjunction with anti-fatigue mats. And, when you’re working without shoes, this makes the potential for join and soft tissue damage even more apparent.
Anti-fatigue matting is one of the best methods of reducing joint pain regardless of where you are standing while at work. They take the stress off your feet – which ultimately affects other areas of your body such as knees, hips and spine – as your feet are absorb into the mat instead.
This article will highlight the importance of anti-fatigue matting with a focus on preventing joint and soft tissue damage while working.
The Benefits of Anti-Fatigue Matting
Anti-fatigue mats are incredibly useful when it comes to minimising soft tissue injuries. In fact, people with degenerative arthritis in their knees frequently notice an immediate difference in their affected areas when mats are being used. Discomfort disappears and they are able to continue working for longer periods of time – regardless of whether they work in a kitchen or at a cash register.
However, anti fatigue mats are used more frequently in the kitchen when compared to most other areas. They are a necessity for any workplace that requires employees to be standing in the same position for prolonged periods of time.
Other benefits of anti-fatigue mats include the fact that they are generally anti-slip (in case liquid is spilt), and are also easy to clean and have a layer of padding for additional protection against the hardness of the floor.
Types of Anti-Fatigue Matting
Fortunately, there are a variety of different types of anti-fatigue matting currently available on the market. When it comes to industrial anti-fatigue matting, Orthomaster® is widely known as the most reputable.
Let’s take a look at two of the most popular matting types:
The high level of anti-fatigue properties makes this mat ideal for use in a variety of industrial sectors. More importantly, it conforms to Workplace Manual Handling requirements. Sizing can be tailored to suit your own individual requirements.
This anti-fatigue mat has the reputation of being the most comfortable in the entire industry. It is likely to be one of the most stylish too, with coloured edges and the ability to prevent cross contamination in a variety of sensitive health environments.
Need Further Information?
If you would like to find out more information about how Amco’s anti-fatigue matting products can benefit your workplace, simply view our range of matting products or call us on 1800 888 598 and one of our matting experts will be waiting to answer any questions you might have.
Alternatively, feel free to contact us directly online!