What it contains

Fitness balls are an unsuitable alternative to a properly designed office chair. This document advises workplaces about the risks of workers using fitness balls to complete office work. It explains:

  • how to manage fitness balls in the workplace as part of employee rehabilitation
  • the problems with using fitness balls instead of office chairs
  • the workplace health and safety risks of using fitness balls as office chairs
  • what makes for appropriate seating for desk-based work
  • how your seated position and workspace environment affects your health and safety
  • your legal responsibilities as an employer