Accidents caused by broken office chairs are not uncommon. Often they will occur when a heavier person is using an office chair with an insufficient weight rating, but they also happen when office chairs have not been serviced and maintained correctly. There is often no warning before an office chair breaks. Not only very embarassing and potentially dangerous to the person concerned, these accidents are often costly for employers who are obliged to provide a safe working environment. Having office chairs assessed annually is a great place to start in preventing accidents. Regular maintenance need not be expensive. Read more about The Chair King's chair maintenance and preventative services.