Consideration of Ergonomic principles in Industrial environments is paramount; the earlier this is done, the better.
Ensuring ergonomic best practice within your work environment can increase productivity and efficiency whilst reducing overall costs, sickness absence rates and the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries.
This increases efficient use of space, reduces equipment costs and has huge impact on reducing Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDS) and Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
In Industrial environments, systems are often introduced or upgraded without giving full consideration of how users will actually carry out the tasks that are required of them.
If there is a mismatch between the equipment / process and the user e.g. the production rate is too fast or the task is awkward to complete, it may have a detrimental effect on production and also the user's health and safety.
Hu-Tech has worked with many Industrial clients over the years including:
Work design - MAC, ART
Postural Assessment - RULA, REBA
Space Planning and 3D modelling - SMARTPLANT, NAVISWORKS