Ergonomics in design

Ergonomics is the science that allows working in an efficient and healthy way in our workstation. To be able to create an ideal space, it is necessary to combine a series of conditions that include the lighting, the environment, the furniture, etc., which must match to create a perfect equilibrium.

When we start developing a project, GESAB’s engineering and architecture team studies the room to design a combination of all of the elements that will be part of it in order to achieve that equilibrium that offers the best conditions for the workers to perform their jobs. Lighting, environmental and interior design studies include some of the actions that are performed.

However, the concept of ergonomics goes beyond designing the composition of, for example, a control room, given that, at GESAB, that concept is the foundation of the design of our own products. All of GESAB’s consoles have a design that include the basic principles of ergonomics: Their height and inclination are adaptable, their edges are rounded and their structures keep all the connection components and cables inside to insure safety, among other characteristics.

Ergonomics are also a key element regarding accessibility, meaning that it facilitates the operator’s access to the console’s components or connections whenever necessary. This is true also for any worker that needs to interact with the console, not only the operator but also the maintenance or cleaning team.

The pro-ergonomics design can be applied to all of the elements of the room: chairs, articulated arms for the monitors, auxiliary furniture, visual ergonomics, etc. It all comes down to optimizing the relationship between people, the machines and the environment to improve the efficiency, safety and wellbeing of the workers. GESAB considers all of these principles when designing and executing any project of control rooms or control centers, as well as in their data processing centers.