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Business Dhouglas Carvalho 10/27/2017

Command Center Consoles: The Five Factors A Successful Manager Must Consider


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Every critical environment manager knows that the technical furniture plays an essential role in the success of his team. The right technical furniture will determine the response speed, response time recovery rate, multitasking efficiency, and also improve the employee general well-being, decreasing the amount of sick days.

There are five important factors, a successful critical response environment manager must consider when selecting the technical furniture of its critical response or surveillance environment. From the ground up here they are:

Cable Management

Cables should be discreetly built-in into your control room. Besides the aesthetic factor, cable tripping is a big safety hazard. As reported in January 2017 by the National Safety Council:

Slips, trips & falls make the majority of general industry accidents (USDoL); 15% of all accidental deaths ~12,000/year; one of the most frequently reported injuries  ~25% of reported claims/year; over 17% of all disabling occupational injuries result from this falls.

Technical Furniture Adaptability

Many companies will work with an integrator, the professional who will be the liaison between the architect and the project manager. But there are times you will have to spearhead this process and as a manager you might be able to control the size of your facility, but you can choose to work directly with the manufacturer, the one vendor that can offer you the ultimate customization level. The top-notch manufacturers will offer you a free consultation with an ergonomic specialist to help determine the best solution for your environment.

Climate Control

Personalized workstation climate is not a luxury when lives are at stake or you need to provide convincing productivity numbers. Two team members can sense the working environment differently. This feature tends to be perceived as an employee benefit by the employee, reducing staff turn-over and enhancing productivity levels. 

Durability

Professional technical furniture is built to last decades; serious companies will offer successful industry references and quality control test log. Companies that offer buy-back and upgrade programs tend are a go-go; this is a great indication that they trust the product they build.

Ergonomics

Consider the long hours practiced in 24/7 work environments, the necessity to remain alert, and the responsibility to offer a quick recover response. Electronic height adjustable workstations, desks, control consoles, and comfortable chairs that meet the ergonomic factor standards will keep your team’s health in check minimizing sick days and boosting brain activity for higher performances.

Ultimately, you will find these 5 factors a great starting point in the control center technical furniture selection process. Every project is unique and should be designed with exclusiveness to ensure increasing performance rates and overall work-environment satisfaction. 

https://www.aisc.org/globalassets/aisc/safety/daily-safety-focus/january-2017-daily-safety-focus.pdf