Document Holder – is it necessary?

Document Holder – is it necessary?

document holderTraditionally the copy typist had documents to either the right or the left of the typewriter. This invariably caused neck strain.

Nowadays there is much evidence to support the in-line document holder.

The in-line document holder is placed between a computer, or laptop, screen and the keyboard. By having the document holder ‘in-line’ this prevents unnecessary head and neck movements to the side.

document holderThe prevention of undue neck strain is a huge advantage. However, it is also widely believed, with the monitor, document holder and keyboard in-line, that productivity increases too!

It makes sense as it is easier to alternate between reading from the screen and the document. Increased reading speed. Legibility may also be improved. Workspace too is more organised. Another positive to increased productivity.

About the Flex-Desk 630 Whiteboard Writing Slope:

The Flex-Desk 630 is a multi-functional document holder and writing slope (see image above). It is height adjustable with 5 different settings and suitable for documents up to A3 in size. It can also be used as a whiteboard.

Monitor Arm and Document Holder Demonstration:

In the following video, Chris from ErgoCube demonstrates a monitor arm and document holder used together for an ergonomic office. Please note the document holder in the video is not the Flex-Desk 630. The video is simply for general demonstration purposes.


Back Care Awareness Week 2013

The Back Care Awareness Campaign is from Monday 7th October to Friday 11th October 2013.

Saxen and Back Care awareness week

The Flex-Desk 630 will be offered at 10% discount on Wednesday, 9th October 2013 to coincide with Back Care Awareness Week. This is the third of five products being offered at a discount this week.

If you would like any help or advice about document holders, please contact the Team on 0845 652 2347. They will be only too happy to offer their advice.


Oyster Ergonomic Mouse

Oyster Ergonomic Mouse – Back Care Awareness Week

ergonomic mouseThis computer mouse is offered at 10% off for one day ONLY – Tuesday, 8th October 2013.

This discount is the second of five on ergonomic products to coincide with Back Care Awareness Week.

To claim your discount quote Back Care Awareness Week or visit the online store.

Benefits of an Ergonomic Mouse

There are a range of benefits with using an ergonomic mouse. Being able to support your hand in a fully upright neutral handshake position eliminates forearm twisting. Maintaining your hand in this more relaxed position can help protect against a range of conditions such as repetitive strain injury and carpal tunnel syndrome.

ergonomic mouseThis is confirmed by research which  revealed unnatural postures are risk factors in the development of wrist and arm complaints. Research also highlights a mouse positioned closer to the body reduces strain on the shoulders and neck.

During VDU work approximately 53% of the time is mouse work. So it is extremely important to choose the correct mouse. However, it can often be difficult as an individual to decide. Particularly as the humble computer mouse is now available in a range of designs! A previous post covered tips to help choose a computer mouse.

About the Oyster Ergonomic Mouse:

The Oyster ergonomic mouse is fully ambidextrous so suitable for left or right handed persons. The angle is re-positionable in five settings. Users can set in any of the five angle positions to eliminate arm twisting (see image above). This helps keep the arm in a neutral position.

Oyster mouse has a scroll wheel and USB connection. The mouse provides accurate resolution of 1200 dpi. The mouse is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows, MAC OSX 10.5, OSX 10.6 or newer.


The Back Care Awareness Campaign is from Monday 7th October to Friday 11th October 2013.