4 years on, Karo’s exclusive chair design for Unilever is still on the shopfloor.

3rd Nov 2019 in Chairs, Ergonomics, Quality

Karo’s Idonsa industrial chair solved a problem at Unilever! Unilever’s Indonsa Savoury factory had a recurring and expensive problem: industrial chairs that kept breaking and needed replacing every three months. Their chairs were also failing to meet the necessary hygienic health and safety requirements required in a food producing environment. Furthermore, productivity was negatively affected […]

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How we assess your workplace for best ergonomic practices

6th Oct 2019 in Ergonomics

By now you should be aware that ergonomics in the workplace is an essential part of how you perform as an employee or employer. Aching backs and carpal-tunneled wrists lead to employee discontent, an increase in sick days and overall lower productivity. But an ergonomically optimal layout doesn’t just mean moving a few things around […]

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Ergonomics 101: is your workspace working for you?

15th Nov 2018 in Ergonomics

Work space ergonomics is the science of arranging work spaces so that they suit the people who use them. Here are some expert tips to help you use ergonomics to create a comfortable and productive working environment. You’ve probably heard the word “ergonomics” bandied about the office, but what does it actually mean? Australian ergonomics […]

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MicroDesk reduces strain

28th Feb 2016 in Health, Ergonomics

Karo’s product trainer Ronel Hendry, certified in workplace ergonomics, demonstrates the new MicroDesk to staff at Business Furniture Solutions in Pretoria. The adjustable, dual purpose writing platform and document holder, is the ideal accessory for computer operators.  Because the paperwork is placed in front of the operator, they can read, write and type without strain. […]

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