Anti-Fatigue Mats: Are They Worth It?

The shadow of fatigue looms across all kinds of businesses. 

Managers and executives often overlook the severity of fatigue in their businesses, yet research has proven that it is a growing epidemic across many Singaporean workplaces. 

So what exactly is fatigue and how should we learn to manage it in the workplace? According to the official definition by Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health Council, fatigue is more than simply feeling tired or drowsy. It refers to the mental and/or physical exhaustion which reduces your ability to perform your work safety and efficiently and can be presented in many different ways.

The symptoms of fatigue typically include:

  • tiredness even after sleep
  • reduced hand-eye coordination or slow reflexes
  • short term memory problems and an inability to concentrate
  • blurred vision or impaired visual perception
  • a need for extended sleep during days off work

When you think about preventing fatigue in the workplace, floor mats wouldn’t even cross your mind. The typical control measures would include: work scheduling, shift work and rosters, reduced job demands and implementing a workplace fatigue policy. While these are effective solutions, it is also important to consider the SPACES and environmental conditions in which your staff work in – and that’s where anti-fatigue mats come in!

Anti-fatigue mats are proven to be extremely effective in combating fatigue and boosting productivity. They are specially designed and manufactured to reduce pressures and strains, caused by standing or sitting in the same position for long periods of time. They also provide relief to leg and back pain, which means greater productivity, happiness and comfort for your staff in the long-run.

This makes them ideal for literally ANY kind of business, whether it be for corporate offices, heavy industry facilities, food establishments or retail outlets. If you’re a business looking to improve your staff wellbeing and productivity levels while minimising workplace injuries, anti-fatigue mats are definitely worth the investment – especially with Alsco’s Managed Rental Service option!

Alsco’s anti-fatigue mats provide several benefits: 

  • Are designed to be comfortable and minimise stress-related injuries
  • Bacterial growth reduced by anti-microbial material
  • Are textured for grip and safety, with drainage holes that allow liquid and dirt to pass through
  • Have bevelled edges for non-lift convenience
  • Non-slip top surface and textured backing ensures safety and stability
  • Oil, water and grease resistant

One of the best things about anti-fatigue mats is that they are built to last. Made from specialised waterproof rubber, they’ll keep your workplace safe while providing the best comfort for your employees. The anti-microbial material means that they are effectively resistant to harmful microbes and bacteria – a great way to protect your workplace and create a sanitary environment for your staff. 

Searching for the perfect Anti-Fatigue Mat?

You won’t be disappointed with Alsco’s unique and superior quality Anti-Fatigue Mats. With their non-slip surface, super grip backing support, antibacterial construction and durability, your employees will experience a divine comfort like no other! 

With Alsco’s Managed Rental Service, your business will save massive costs and get access to top-notch products. We eliminate the need for large cash purchases and keep your equipment maintained, replenished and up-to-date. All starting from just $1 a day. 

Disclaimer – These articles are provided to supply general health, safety, and green information to people responsible for the same in their organisation. The articles are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs.