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					Unit 2 The Working
   Environment
Unit 2a – Office Layout
 Furniture Layouts &
      Ergonomics
           ERGONOMICS
How the working environment affects the
work of employees including:
– furniture,
– equipment,
– décor,
– heating,
– lighting,
– ventilation,
– noise, etc
        Why Ergonomics?
A good ergonomic office will
– reduce stress,
– boost morale,
– increase output and improve efficiency,
– reduce sickness and absenteeism
– reduce accidents and injuries.
   Office Furniture - Desks
Size and shape of work surface
Non-reflective work surface
Matching and combinable with other office
furniture
Height, depth, width, weight, mobility,
considerations
Mobile pedestal units may be placed
underneath
Office Furniture - Workstations
L-shaped desk for computer/paper work
Cable management considerations
Be free from clutter
Have all working materials close to hand
Easy access to a phone
Have drawers available for the storage of
materials
Office Furniture – Storage Units
 Bookcase
 Vertical filing cabinet
 Lateral filing cabinet
 Multi-drawer cabinet
 Storage cabinet/cupboard
 Mobile pedestal
 Card index box
 Cardboard box file
 Metal box file
            Office Furniture - Chairs
    Adjustable
    seat back




  Arm rests


  Cushioned
  for comfort

Swivel action
  5-star base                           Adjustable
  providing                             for height
  stability                  Castors for
                             easy movement
  Layout of Office Furniture
Suited to type of work
Make best use of the space available
Flexible to allow for changing needs
Provide pleasant/attractive environment
Provide safe working conditions
All employees to move easily between
work areas
Keep noise levels to a minimum

				
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