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Alternative Office Seating

There are a number of different types of alternative office seating available including:

Kneeling chair
Kneeling Chair
Sit Stand Chair
Sit Stand Chair
Saddle Chair
Saddle Chair

These types of seating are not necessarily better or worse than conventional ergonomic office seating, however they may not provide optimum support in a workplace where many hours are spent in sitting.

There are no current guidelines or design standards available for alternative chairs however WorkSafe Victoria recommends that these chairs are not used for constant sitting and conventional chairs are also required in the office environment. Should an individual at the University of Melbourne wish to use an alternative office chair, they should first seek the advice of their treating practitioner.

Fitness Balls

Fitness Ball

The fitness ball is not recommended for use as office seating due to:

Recommendations:

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