Workstation refers to the the area in immediate vicinity of an operator and containing the various displays and controls that the operator needs to use from this position. Anthropometric design is concerned specifically with matching the dimensions and shape of the work station to suit the anthropometric characteristics of the operator.
Design of workstations covers designs of displays, controls, space and the seating or standing space. The design of work station includes the following steps.
- Design of individual displays and controls.
- Grouping of different displays and controls.
- Placement of groups of displays and controls with respect to the operator.
- Design of the seating /standing systems with any additional space and facilities required by the operator.