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How does an ergonomic desk differ from a normal desk? 12.11.2020 | Elsa Sinjaga

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Elsa Sinjaga

Marketing Manager, Treston Oy

The requirements for desks and benches in industrial and technical environments are inherently different to those of other areas, such as offices. The jobs carried out at manufacturing workstation may involve force, precision skills and repetitive movements, and it is not always possible to adopt and ideal posture in relation to the work piece. An ergonomic workbench must adapt as well as possible to the working environment and to the operator without adapting unhealthy working positions or unnatural postures, and all this without affecting productivity and efficiency negatively.

 

An ergonomic workbench with easy height adjustment and large range of accessories differs from a normal, non-height adjustable desk that has a limited range of accessories in many ways.

 

First of all activities carried out in industrial and technical benches are often complicated, sometimes require force, sometimes fine motor skills. In addition, in shift work desks are shared by several operators, often different in size. Height adjustable workbench with easy height adjustment method is a key factor in ensuring correct working height and proper ergonomics for all workers, no matter what sized operator you have, no matter big or small work piece and not dependent on the working position (sitting, standing, semi-sitting). Treston recommends desks either with hand crank or electric height adjustment.

 

Second, the reach range in industrial tasks can be large, depending on the work piece size and materials and tools you need to have in reach within the workstation. Your bench has to flexible in terms how it gives maximum adaptability without compromising ergonomics. This is achieved with modular Treston workbenches that have a wide range of accessories. Height adjustable accessories above the workbench ensure ergonomic working postures for operators in all sizes and accessories with arm allow you to work in your primary and secondary working zones and eliminate unnecessary reaching.

 

Treston workstations and industrial furniture design and implementation always begins with the person performing the work. Ergonomics, functionality and efficiency are constantly on our minds. When you choose Treston, you get durable, high-quality solution, which lasts from one generation to the next. Because Treston products are modular, the workstation solutions we design are cost-effective and comply with the principles of the LEAN philosophy.

 

See below a short animation where we display the differences between an ergonomic workbench and normal, non-adjustable desk, and learn 6 practical ways to improve the ergonomics in your workplace. >> 

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