Workplace Disability Chairs
Mercado Medic can offer bespoke chairs which address the specific requirements of the workplace, the tasks performed and the physical impairment of the employee. Our specialist disability seating provides improved mobility and independence that can enhance life at work. The chairs are designed to be discreet and their users will experience an enhanced level of inclusion with co-workers.
We provide modular disability task chairs and powered indoor wheelchairs corresponding to the assistance level required for activities in the office, shop, hospital or factory. Whether the application includes the use of computers, presentations, clerical functions, manual work or retail sales, our disability task chairs can be prescribed to suit the specific activity.
Mercado Medic workplace disability chairs can be provided to help with many different levels of physical impairment whether it is a temporary condition caused by injury, episodic or long-term disability. With the right assistive chair, we can help our customers to participate in work activities on a more equal basis.
Workers with limited use of their legs can use the REAL 6100 Plus electric indoor wheelchair to move effortlessly around the office or factory and assist with day to day workplace tasks. As well as providing indoor mobility and being ultra-comfortable for long-term sitting it offers powered lift and tilt functions that enable the user to reach shelves or filing, present at a lectern or whiteboard and use counter-height equipment like photocopiers and shredders.
Our manual specialist task chair REAL9100 Plus EL offers a similar level of functionality to our electric indoor wheelchair but can also form a key part of an exercise and rehabilitation programme. The chair offers support where needed and the ability to ‘walk’ the chair around. It also helps those who wish to stand up from the chair with powered lift and tilt functions and a rock-solid braking system.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees because of a mental or physical disability and it is the employer’s duty to ensure reasonable adjustments are made to accommodate an employee’s working life with disability. It is an option for an employer to provide a Mercado Medic disability task chair as a ‘reasonable adjustment’ as an alternative to making adaptations to furniture and the fabric of an office building. Mercado Medic can prescribe a multi- functional task chair precisely matched to the employee’s work requirements. If the help needed at work is not covered by the employer making reasonable adjustments, then it may be possible to access funding through the government’s Access to Work scheme.