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Covid-19 advice for manufacturers and research facilities

Last week, the Government issued seven steps to protect yourself, your staff and your customers during coronavirus. They also issued specific advice for factories, plants and warehouses, as well as research facilities. Complete a COVID-19 risk assessment. Share it with all your staff. Clean more often. Increase how often you clean surfaces, especially those that are […]

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Guidance for people who work in factories, plants and warehouses

11 May 2020 The government has issued specific guidelines to maintain social-distancing between individuals when they are at their workstations. More detailed information can be seen on the Government website For people who work in one place, workstations should allow them to maintain social-distancing wherever possible. Workstations should be assigned to an individual as much […]

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Partition Protection Screen

Partition Protection Screens (PPS) now available

The new Partition Protection Screen (PPS) from Human Workspace is designed to reduce the spread of infection in a manufacturing environment, allowing multiple operators to work at joined workstations. They can also be fitted either side of a single workbench. • Designed to fit Treston ‘Concept’ or ‘TP’ workbenches • Protects the zone on the […]

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Why the rise in robotics isn’t the end for the human workforce

The world is currently in the midst of its 4th Industrial Revolution, which is being driven by automation and information. The rise of the use of robotics in numerous industries has caused real concern for the future of many jobs. According to Pew Research, 72% of Americans express wariness or concern about a world where […]

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Meet Rafael, Design Technician at Human Workspace

Human Workspace wholeheartedly supports the IET’s (Institution of Engineering and Technology) ‘Engineering Work Experience for All’ campaign, which aims to highlight the importance of work placement and internships for engineering students. We spoke to Rafael, a recent engineering graduate who is interning as a Design Technician at Human Workspace, about his experience with us so […]

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Sit-stand workstations in manufacturing

Sit-stand desks have been a huge topic in office ergonomics for years, but it seems there has been much less talk of introducing them to the industrial workplace. Research into the risks of sitting in front of a computer all day was the catalyst for a change in office environments, but it can be argued […]

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7 ways workplace design can increase productivity

Ergonomics literally means: “designed for humans”. Well, technically, it’s “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”, but let’s not split hairs: it’s all about making working environments suitable for human habitation. This all might seem like common sense, but it’s surprising how often people aren’t really considered in the workplace design and construction. […]

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The Human Cost of Back Pain in the Manufacturing Workplace

Back problems are a major pain in the posterior for employers and employees alike, with musculoskeletal problems accounting for 41% of all workplace illnesses in the UK in 2015/16 according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In the UK, back pain was responsible for an astonishing 3,417,000 lost working days in 2015/16 (HSE), with […]

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