Institute For Animal Health
I injured my back in August 1998 while moving pallets of maps in Northern Ireland. I did not realise, but approx. 1 month after I found out I had cracked two vertebrae, no's 4 & 5, which is near the bottom of your back. After many operations on my stomach, in 2000 I had a full gastrectomy, which left me with difficulty in eating and very weak. Since then, I had suffered with osteoporosis and my back has started to crumble, especially no's 4 & 5 vertebrae.
Recently I have had problems sitting down and getting comfortable, as there has been a great pain in my lower back. I found myself at a stage where I could not sit down for very long and tended to kneel, or crouch at my work table to use the PC.
It was not until someone from the health & Safety department came into my office, did I realise I could get a new computer chair made to suit me. Andy Price from Barry Bennett Ltd was contacted and he came to my work place and looked at what I did and how I use the chair to work. He then measured me, as I sat in a chair and asked a few questions. Andy then went away with all the information and measurements and promised the new chair would be with me within a week to 10 days.
The chair arrived just over the week, I sat in the new Adapt 600 Ergochair and it was then adjusted to fit me exactly. There had been an area cut-out of the seat, so my coccyx was not pressured by anything and it felt great.
It was not until I sat in the new Adapt 600 Ergochair and worked sitting down, did I realise how much my problem was effecting my work. There is no comparison between my old and new chair, it has helped me immensely.
Institute For Animal Health
The Back Store provide us with an independent view when supporting our Police Officers and members of staff with a variety of medical conditions and disabilities. Their knowledge assists us to determine appropriate Reasonable Adjustments.
We receive honest and thorough advice and a consistent point of contact which in turn speeds up service delivery. Regular communication and proven commitment reinforces that we are in experienced hands.
The Back Store take an interest in our business and provide workable practical solutions that balance individual and organisational need. A valuable and trusted service provider.
Nikki Geaves, Disability & Diversity Adviser
I am the Company Health & Safety Advisor for Panasonic UK, and would take this opportunity to recommend both The Back Store's products and after sales service. We have never had an issue with any products supplied by The Back Store and their range covers all my Corporations requirements. Any orders have been supplied in a timely manner and in good condition. When we have required the services of one of The Back Store's sales or technical team they have proved to be extremely professional and have provided a cost effective "first time" Solution.
Health & Safety Advisor - Tech IOSH AIIRSM
Just thought I would let you know what a difference the chair has made to my everyday life. I can sit in comfort all day and do not suffer from the continual back & leg problems that I used to. If only I had had the chair 8 years ago when I first came to work in Comms!