Most workstations or desks are a jungle of a documents, papers and other office materials. A jungle which makes you lose valuable time when looking for the document your boss asks about but also a jungle which makes you move from left to right to grab what you need causing neck, back and shoulder pain. Document holders are designed to enhance your comfort while working and to increase your overall efficiency. The result will be a happy boss and a healthy body. Let’s take a look what standards document holders need to comply with.
Selecting the right document holders
First, document holders need to be durable and strong. Document holders will serve you week after week and day after day. Therefore, it is important they are made of high-quality materials which can withstand the wear-and-tear of you being a hard-working employee. Going for durable and strong document holders will allow you to not only put papers on the document holder but also to use somewhat heavier materials like a book or even a notebook or tablet. Are you planning to use it for heavier documents, a metal document holder should be the preferred one. In case you will only use it for single papers or light documents, a plastic one will do.
Secondly, you need to think about the adjustability of document holders. Will you go for a fixed height one or do you need a height-adjustable document holder? Do you want it to be foldable so it can be hidden when not used? And what about the angle and the depth? Going for a fully adjustable document holder you will pay the most, but you will also have the most benefits.
Last but not least, you need to make sure document holders can at least support an A3 document. A4 documents are the most common format, but better be safe than sorry with an A3 compatible one.