Reducing The Risk Of Injuries Associated With Waiting Room Chairs

Posted by adortalukdar on January 19th, 2014

As a business owner you are always looking for ways to reduce the risks that someone might be injured while on your property. Reducing the risk of injuries associated with waiting room chairs will basically have to do with reducing the number of dumb things people can use chairs to do.

As the business owner you are responsible for the injuries anyone receives while on your property. You have to look at everything on your property and try to determine how dangerous each of those items could be. You also have to try and think of all of the dumb things that could be done to cause the item to be dangerous. By itself a chair is simply not a dangerous object, but adds someone that is using the item in a way it was not designed to be used, and the chair can become a lethal weapon of destruction.

Waiting room chairs should be able to handle the weight of a person that weighs 250 lbs or less. There are people who weigh more than this, and at some time these heavier individuals will come into your business. You should have at least one seat that can handle the weight of a heavier individual. You do not have to worry about labeling the larger chairs, because most people that weigh more than 250 lbs recognize the fact that they need to sit in the larger chairs.

Anchoring the waiting room chairs to the floor will reduce risks of people falling when they go to sit down. This may seem extreme, but when people are about to sit down they sometimes kick the frames of the chairs they are going to sit in. This causes the chairs to move backwards and the individual unknowingly sits down, missing the chair, and injuring their bottoms.

Placing the chairs against the walls of the building will enable you to stop the seats from scooting out from under the person when they are about to be seated. Placing the chairs against the wall will not prevent an angry person from picking them up and throwing them at other people, or at the windows in the room. Anchoring the seats to the floor, or to the wall, will prevent someone who is angry from being able to turn the seat into a weapon.

When seats are anchored in place then children cannot injure themselves on the chairs as easily. Children tend to stand in chairs, and when this happens they can cause the chairs to tip over backwards, throwing the child onto the floor. If the chairs are anchored in place they will not have a tendency to tip over if a child stands in them. You can also eliminate this problem by placing the chairs against the wall so that they cannot tip over.

Teens often sit in chairs and lean them back on their back legs. By securing the seat to the floor you can stop them from being placed in this position, and this will further reduce risk of bodily injury to the person sitting in the chair.

Waiting room chairs should not pose any danger to individuals, but when waiting room chairs are used in ways they were not designed to be used in then they can become hazardous. You can find out more here.

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