Ergonomics in production

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From the right settings for the respective body height and the ideal reaching distance for tools through to taking the individual vision area and optimum lighting into account – the more ergonomic correct the setup of workstations, the more motivated and productive your employees will be.

Poor posture or a badly lit workstation cannot only lead to premature fatigue, but also illness-related absences. You can avoid this with the adaptable workstation systems from Bosch Rexroth.

 
 

You benefit from...

  • Bosch Rexroth’s many years of experience in the ergonomic design of workstations according to EN ISO 6385

  • the comprehensive and individually adaptable product range for designing your ergonomic workstations
 
 
  • the “ManModel” in MTpro enables you to ergonomically adapt workstations to the individual workers – with the perfect grab area, the right distance to equipment, and the ideal angle of vision.
 
 

The eight ergonomic ground rules for workstation systems

Ergonomically designed workstations mean increased motivation and satisfaction, higher performance and work quality, as well as fewer absences due to illness. In short: A huge plus when it comes to productivity, efficiency, and a decisive edge over the competition – thus ensuring lasting success for your company.

The eight ergonomic ground rules help you to layout and design ergonomic workstations and flow rack systems:

 

Body height and working height

The optimum working height is based on the body height and the type of activity to be performed. The average optimum working height for average requirements is 1125 mm for sit-down/stand-up workstations.

Work area


The work area should be between 800 mm and 1500 mm high. Working above heart level and bending put employees under disproportionate strain. Dynamic activities (e.g. a combination of standing and sitting) are preferable.

Grab area


Easy access to all the materials required at the workstation must be guaranteed. Torso rotations and shoulder movements, particularly when under exertion should be avoided.

 
 

Parts supply

All grab distances should be as short as possible. Grab containers and parts containers placed in direct reach of the employee are therefore ideal.


Vision areas

Unnecessary head and eye movements should be avoided. Maintaining objects at a uniform distance to the worker's eyes eliminates the need for refocusing. Avoid joining points that are not visible to the worker.

Lighting

Easy access to all the materials required at the workstation must be guaranteed. Torso rotations and shoulder movements, particularly when under exertion should be avoided.

 
 

Adjustment of work equipment

Correct adjustment of the equipment serves to minimize required movements, thus reducing physical exertion and employee absences.

Planning aids


Available planning aids include the Ergonomics Checklist and the Planning Template. You can then use MTpro to do your technical designing.

 

Design ergonomic workstations interactively – with the Fit4Ergonomics app

Fit4Ergonomics turns the ergonomic design of assembly workstations into an interactive experience. A 15-point checklist enables you to evaluate the ergonomic design of your manual workplaces and helps you to optimize them. Aspects such as dimensions, lighting, and noise levels are determined directly with the smartphone. The results can be shared by e-mail with all parties concerned.

 
 

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