How much thought have you given to your command and control room equipment? If you’re investing in the design of a control room or design and retrofitting of an existing room, you’ve probably given this a lot of thought. The next question is, how much thought have you given to the furniture for your control room? If it’s not a lot, it’s time to make a U-turn and focus on the furniture. Here’s why it can make your command and control room equipment more efficient.
Eye Movement, Technology, and Chairs
What could these possibly have in common? The answer is efficiency. Most importantly, technicians in a control room environment should have seating and consoles that require minimal head and eye movement. The less head and eye movement required of operators, the less fatigue they will experience and the more efficient they will be over the course of a shift. In addition, eye movement should be less than 35 degrees. So, considering the size, height, and placement of the console will be a contributing factor to comfort and fatigue. But, when it comes to eye and head movement, the furniture is going to be what makes for a functional and efficient workstation.
Consoles and Employee Height
Similarly, there is an increasing trend in flexible workstations to help with ergonomics and staff comfort. Flexible consoles and technology configuration should be available to accommodate all staff members, including consideration for employee height in regards to the furniture. Furthermore, all operators should be able to see over the top of consoles and still have ample space below the desktop for any operator to have comfortable leg room. Hence, being able to visually access all of their tools without standing, leaning, or moving will make them more efficient.
Command and Control Room Equipment by Fountainhead
In conclusion, functional and flexible furniture is about more than comfort and productivity. It can affect the efficiency of the entire control room. For the right design and the command and control room equipment you need to make your control room more efficient, take a look at what our experts at Fountainhead Control Rooms can do for your business.