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Workplace Ergonomics

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Ergonomic workplaces have a positive impact on health and well-being for employees. But moreover there are significant benefits for the company itself.


The benefits of ergonomic workplaces:

  • Increases well-being and health
  • Improvement of performance and quality of work results
  • Prevention of work-related illnesses such as back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain; less days of incapacity to work
  • Positive impact on the company's image


HAHN+KOLB offers you the perfect solution to meet the requirements of an egonomic workplace. Design your workplace according to your needs with the electrically height-adjustable ErgoSwiss base frame and the various HK Workbench top panels.


ErgoSwiss base frame SL, electrically operated height adjustment, up to 400 kg

Application

With the base frame, workbenches can be put together quickly and flexibly. Ergonomic workstations boost employee motivation, increasing productivity.

Execution

  • base frame made from two aluminium lifting columns (spindle system), exterior 260 x 60 mm, interior 229 x 48 mm
  • one table-top base with two adjustable feet per lifting column
  • telescopic traverse can be mounted anywhere along the length of the lifting columns (T-groove 8 mm)
  • infinitely adjustable from 677–1077 mm with electrical control panel (up/down)
  • incl. 3-m EU power cable

Advantage

  • dynamically loadable up to 400 kg
  • perfect workstation ergonomics — the table can be set to the desired height easily and quickly using the button
  • easy plug & play mounting and setup
  • mounting grooves on 3 sides (T-groove 8 mm) allow the attachment of traverses, clipboards, extensions and attachments
  • with parallel connection, up to 12 lifting elements can be controlled simultaneously

How to set the right adjustments for your workplace

The ideal height of the workbench for an ergonomic working position depends on the body height and the type of work activities.

Working while seated

For a comfortable sitting position, the angle in the knee joint when sitting should be ≥ 90°. You can easily adjust this by standing in front of the chair and adjusting the seat cushion to the height of your kneecap. The table height should now be adjusted to the height of the elbow, i.e. the loosely hanging upper arms as well as the lower arms resting on the table form an angle of about 90°.

Working in a standing position

During standing activities make sure to stand upright - avoid a forward-leaning working posture and (permanent) tension of the neck muscles. For the correct adjustment of the table fine, light and heavy activities need to be distinguished:

  • Fine: short visual distance, little physical effort
  • Light: light to medium-heavy activities
  • Heavy: high effort, rather coarse activities

However, it is not the height of the table top that is relevant for the correct adjustment of the worktable, but the working height. If the workpiece is particularly high, the table height should be adjusted downwards.

Guide values for desk height whilst standing:

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Source:
All images provided by ERGOSWISS AG