The seat width and depth should evenly
d) Seat Width and Depth.
distribute body weight.
e) Armrests. Armrest designs should support the arm at the correct
height but not impair movement. The armrest should be designed to allow the
chair to be pulled close enough to the work surface to perform whatever task
f) Task Chairs. Task chair bases should have casters to allow
movement within the work area. Five-star bases do not tip over as easily and
are more maneuverable than bases with only four prongs.
Evaluation of Workstation Design.
workstation design include:
a) Adjustability. The user should be able to make minor height or
angle adjustments to satisfy his individual needs.
b) Simplicity. With fewer components involved, inventory control
and facility management are much easier.
c) Flexibility. The equipment should be easy to disassemble or
reassemble with a minimum amount of effort and with simple tools. If
possible, the workstation should be able to be moved as a whole unit.
should be within easy reach of the user.
The user should be able to see other workers
e) Visual Sight Line.
f) Layout should allow free leg movement under the work surface.
g) Entrances. Entrances should be wide enough to allow ease of
passage; 36 inches is comfortable, 32 inches minimum.
h) Storage. Enough of the correct type of storage should be
provided (legal, letter, forms, card, tape, binder, etc.).
i) Stability. The surfaces should support heavy equipment loads
and resist tipping. Panels should not sway or move when lateral pressure is
j) Maintenance. The equipment should be easy to maintain.
Surfaces should be easy to clean. Upholstery should be easy to replace. All
materials should resist damage.
There should be no sharp comers or protruding
The workstation should provide appropriate visual and