As we all know by now, standing at workplaces like in an office, at receptions, in workshops, warehouses, or commercial kitchens can cause physical damage to our body and increase fatigue. As a solution to this problem so-called anti-fatigue mats were introduced to the market. Anti-fatigue mats are workplace mats that can help reduce joints and strains on the body at standing workplaces.
Let us introduce you to the new Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO from PICKHAN! This article provides general information about the anti-fatigue mat, why it is so important for people working at standing workplaces and what the benefits of this specific mat are.
The Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO
The Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO is an ergonomic mat for people who spend many hours in a standing position every day. What makes this mat so special and effective is the material itself. Thanks to its special structure and the flexible material, employees no longer have to stand on a hard surface anymore. Standing on hard floors for a long period of time every day causes quicker signs of fatigue in the spine, arms, and legs.
This high-quality anti-fatigue mat is made of rubber padded by PVC foam and nubs. The soft surface causes a certain degree of instability, forcing the standing employee’s muscles to compensate for this imbalance. This means that the muscles are being stimulated, which leads to a better overall blood circulation. At the same time, the strain on the body and joints is reduced by 60%.
A preventive effect
Not using any anti-fatigue mat or workplace mat at a standing workspace can cause physical long-term damage like cramps and circulatory problems. Other consequences include degenerative joint changes of the spine, hip, knee, and foot, or problems like fatigue, lack of concentration, and demotivation.
The Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO can prevent any damage caused by longer standing periods by stimulating your muscles. As a result, employees can work pain-free and be more concentrated and motivated at work. These benefits are reflected in a better overall health of the employees and fewer sick days.
The advantages of the Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO
The Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO is resistant to a number of chemicals including oils, greases, and even gasoline. Therefore, this mat can unscrupulous be used in any workplaces operating with these liquids such as workshops or laboratories. This also ensures the long-lasting quality of these mats.
2. Three main features
This mat particularly stands out due to three important features which make it unique and high in demand in many places. First of all, because of its rubber fabric the anti-fatigue mat can easily be cleaned, which makes it compatible with the hygiene standards of any workplace – even a laboratory. Also, the mats have a sound and shock absorbing effect, which reduces unnecessary noises on the job. And finally, the Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO is 100% cold- and heat-insulated – no more cold feet caused by icy floors!
3. Two in one
The Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO can not only be used as an anti-fatigue mat but can also serve as an anti-slip mat. As an anti-slip mat, it can help prevent employees from falling or slipping at the workplace. Anti-fatigue mats can be used for both single workspaces and bigger workspaces where long paths can be created with several mats for production lines or walkways. If you wish to cover a larger space, you can easily use the link system and conjoin the single mats into one joint area.
4. ESD mats
In the case of employees working at a workplace involving the operation of electric cables, the so-called ESD workplace mat PIKKI® ERGO is the perfect solution for you or your employees. The ESD mat, which stands for “Electro Static Discharge” mat, is and antistatic version of the Anti-fatigue mat PIKKI® ERGO and is equipped with a grounding cable. The cable ensures that any electrical voltage can be safely discharged. This helps protect employees and machines alike and, at the same time, it prevents accidents at the workplace.
With the help of PICKHAN’s anti-fatigue mat, you can avoid long-term damage from standing workplaces. Here you can also find knee cushions for kneeling activities.
The special PIKKI® ERGO knee cushions help relax the body during constant kneeling activities. Thanks to its flexible material, the body weight pressed on the mat is being evenly spaced out, which means that the pressure on the knees is reduced. Just as the anti-fatigue mat, the knee cushion can be used in multiple areas, such as in production, in commerce, or even in your own yard with gardening work. Although the knee cushion cannot be used as an anti-slip mat, it is very similar to the anti-fatigue mat.
If you wish to read more about these unique work posture solutions, visit PICKHAN’s website and get your anti-fatigue mat or knee cushion to make work more comfortable!