Making compromises isn’t an option when it comes to designing process control rooms. You need the best tools so your team can provide the best service, and your company can see get the best results. What goes into that design will determine comfort, accessibility to tools, and individual and overall productivity. This means consideration of the furniture, consoles, and technology.
Ergonomics for the Win
Your process control rooms need to be ergonomic for the operators, technicians, and staff that man the room. Ergonomic furniture will reduce your operating costs by reducing worker compensation claims. These types of job-related injuries often stem from non-ergonomic seats and consoles. You’ll increase productivity by having employees who are comfortable and who experience less exertion and have fewer repetitive motion activities while on the job. Employees will be more engaged because they won’t suffer the fatigue that comes with uncomfortable workstation setup and you will create a safer control room.
Technology at Its Best
Don’t forget about technology when you’re considering all of the factors in process control rooms design and function, including ergonomics and comfort. Take operator monitors for example. Businesses used to place monitors on consoles and expect technicians to be able to use them for extended periods of time. They didn’t consider how it might impact posture, comfort, productivity, and fatigue. Now it’s critical to place technology, including monitors, for optimum sight lines, access to desktop tools, unobstructed views of video walls and displays, and access to team members and audio visual equipment throughout the room.
Process Control Rooms by Fountainhead
Fountainhead can customize every aspect of your process control rooms to make sure all of these priorities get proper attention during the design and build process. Whatever your industry, our team has the experience and knowledge to help create or revise, or add to the control room you need to power your business forward.
Contact Fountainhead for more information about getting started on a process control room that works for your company.