Ergonomics of the workplace. Simple and difficult at the same time.
Ergonomics of the workplace is a well-thought-out and well-organized space that is maximally adapted to the tasks solved by a person. In addition to the spatial location and size, a modern workplace of an office employee must meet standards and functional purposes.
Today we will talk about how engineering solves the necessary problems and the growing needs for the functionality that an effective employee should be provided with.
1. Natural and artificial lighting. Both on the desktop and in the surrounding area. After the development of layouts, we will definitely develop a lighting calculation, taking into account the size and color of furniture, decoration, the presence of translucent structures, windows, and openings. Why is it important? Overexposure or insufficient illumination directly affects labor productivity, as well as the color temperature, the type of diffuser of lamps.
If required, functional and local lighting will help provide the necessary comfort and savings.
Air temperature, humidity, airflow velocity and, as a result, noise indicators, carbon dioxide levels – these seemingly understandable parameters directly affect the emotional state of an office employee.
When designing, our team calculates in detail, selects and places equipment that will help to achieve not only the necessary but the optimal parameters: the flow of fresh air both per person and the entire room, humidity and temperature in the room.
3. Power supply and communications.
The location of sockets and ports, as well as the type of their installation, is determined based on the wishes, characteristics of the organization, and functioning of the workplace.
Type and type of installation:
– classic wall-mounted,
– a hatch in the floor,
– floor columns and turrets,
– in furniture – a hidden socket block under the tabletop or a retractable flush/table socket block.
4. The task of workplace equipment is to find a balance between functionality and cost of equipment – and this, like the usual 220 V and RJ-45, and USB, HDMI, DVI. At the same time, it is also necessary to take into account the aesthetic and practical component – cables and wires must be hidden in an organizer or box, just do not forget that employees bring their own chargers for gadgets.
Often in existing offices, there is a typical problem – the lack of sockets. What leads to a mess – extension cords, tees, hanging patch cords – not only look untidy but also lead to breakdowns, overloads and accidents. The principle of “sufficiency” is unconditional, but if it is impossible to implement the “redundancy” of the system, the best solution would be to ensure its modularity and scalability.
5. Wireless networks.
Despite the stationary placement of the desktop, it is necessary to provide for wireless networks and systems. Already the norm, Wi-Fi not only connects mobile and portable devices to the network but also serves to:
• IP telephony,
• broadcasting multimedia content (DLNA connections),
• file sharing with network-attached storage (NAS),
• IoT (Internet of Things) – control of climatic equipment, lighting, automated roller shutters, video surveillance, and access control systems, booking systems for meeting rooms with synchronization of Outlook, Google Calendar, and other programs.
Our specialists will provide not only the placement of Wi-Fi access points but also plan a project – seamless roaming, a guest network, equipment controllability and other systems necessary for a modern office.