These are a range of heavy duty chairs with a weight capacity above 190kg. These include:
It is important to know your weight before purchasing one of these types of chairs. If not, and particularly if you haven't weighed yourself for a while, you may not be aware of your current weight which means there could be safety implications. This is particularly true if you are using a chair near its maximum weight capacity.1
Depending on your needs it may be advisable to either have an individual assessment with an Occupational Therapist or by a Physiotherapist. Some of these chairs may be customised by a bariatric/heavy duty chair specialist in person and an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist may be able to attend when they visit. Your safety is important and there may be individual and environmental factors which determine which chair best suits your needs in the short and longer term. The information on this site is not a substitute for individual assessment.
You may be eligible for an assessment and equipment from your local authority. If you are eligible the equipment will be provided on a long-term loan basis. Alternatively, you may be eligible for a direct payment from your local authority to purchase something suitable. View more information on equipment provision via your local authority and the direct payments scheme.
For further information you may wish to read our:
- Choosing equipment for the heavier person factsheet
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