Ergonomics in Public buildings

Commercial Interior Space Designing-II 4(1+3)

Lesson 5:Ergonomics in Public Buildings and Commercial Space

Ergonomics in Public buildings

Designing buildings, interior space for different tasks, equipment and work stations to suit the user can reduce human error, accidents and ill-health. Failure to observe ergonomic principles in theses can have serious consequences for individuals and for the whole organization. Safety is the condition of being protected against physical, social, spiritual, financial, political, emotional, occupational, psychological, educational or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, harm or any other event which could be considered non-desirable.

This is a design philosophy and a process in which the needs, wants, and limitations of end users of a product are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process. The design team must focus on an integrated approach,including work process analysis and hazard recognition to develop solutions that provide healthy built environments, having no undue physical stressors, as well as meeting other project requirements. In addition, consideration of HSW issues should be an integral part of all phases of a building's life cycle: planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance, renovation, and final disposal


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