School ICT Policies Thread, Computer Chairs H&S in School Administration; Right the Health and Safety Deamons insist that there are propper "fully adjustable" operator chairs. However I would quite like ...
13th November 2008, 04:37 PM #1
Computer Chairs H&S
Right the Health and Safety Deamons insist that there are propper "fully adjustable" operator chairs. However I would quite like the pupils rolling round the room like they are on dodgems (and the kids here are 13-18 ).
Anyone know what I can and can't get away with? Preferably with some kind of link to a governement website.
For example can I take the wheels off them all?
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13th November 2008, 04:43 PM #2
We have got computer chairs but when you sit on them the wheels lock in place... i dont know where the site manager gets them from but all the proper computer chairs in rooms have them.
13th November 2008, 04:46 PM #3
Some chairs are available with 'glides' rather than castors. They allow the chair to move without ripping the flooring but stop occupants from wheeling around the room
13th November 2008, 04:51 PM #4
I think he gets them from remploy....
13th November 2008, 04:56 PM #5
We now buy chairs with gliders to prevent this.
13th November 2008, 05:01 PM #6
I thought that it only applies to "computer operators" and the kids wont count as that for the short classes they use them for. If your a receptionist, yeh you can get them but kids wont probably spend long enough to be thought of as that.
Originally Posted by Stuart_C
EDIT: Termed as "The law applies to office or home working staff who use VDUs as a significant part of their normal work." is a computer operator. Classes are not significant part of the day imo. Quoted from: http://www.officesafety.co.uk/quick-...er-safety.html
13th November 2008, 05:14 PM #7
We just buy chairs with no wheels.
13th November 2008, 05:30 PM #8
Always amused me, teaching the Health & Safety Act to children - "Note: non of this is applicable to you...". We have chairs with gliders instead of wheels. Beware the cheap chairs, though - the backs on ours are held together with some rather weedy screws that keep falling off and let the whole back of the chair go floppy. I currently have a small box full of spare bits that have fallen off chairs and several chairs that you can't lean back on without going over backwards.
Originally Posted by Stuart_C
13th November 2008, 06:59 PM #9
Our computer chairs are bought with glides.
13th November 2008, 07:38 PM #10
It's health and safety at work. Students are not at work, they are at school. No laws are being broken.
Right the Health and Safety Deamons insist that there are propper "fully adjustable" operator chairs.
14th November 2008, 09:47 AM #11
We looked into this when our 'operator chairs' started falling to bits due to weedy screws and the like. Our computer benches are high up so the chairs all were at the top of their travel which meant that they all were under stress and broke.
The law doesn't apply to 'transient users' and so now we have lovely tall chairs with backs.
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14th November 2008, 09:53 AM #12
I can confirm that our site manager gets ours from remploy and they are called student operator chairs.
15th November 2008, 11:21 AM #13
Sorry to ask this. Anyone got any links to the chairs with gliders that they have? I'm pusing for replacing all the chairs in one of our suites next year and I'd like to get in early.
15th November 2008, 01:02 PM #14
Found the chairs that we buy for kids... the castors are called pressure locking castors..
Have a look at the PDF on the last page...
Hope this helps
15th November 2008, 01:19 PM #15
We have stools with plastic seats. The kids have no problems with them except falling off because they try and balance on one leg of the stool.
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