In security and control rooms, company-specific processes and critical situations are managed. This requires a lot of operators on duty. An optimally equipped workplace helps performing their tasks. The layout, the way in which information is presented, the viewing distances to that information, the reaching distances to the required equipment: everything has to contribute to working with optimum focus. In other words: a security or control room must be designed ergonomically and functionally, with furniture that puts the user at the center. We have made this our specialty.
For 24/7 workplaces only the highest quality standard is sufficient. The furniture must be ergonomic and also withstand a very high psychical load. In a workplace with 24-hour occupancy, seven days a week, the load of the furniture is more than six times larger than that of furniture in a standard office. This load places high demands on the material, design and production. At Brand Control Rooms we produce custom made ergonomic, maintenance-free furniture for 24-hour use. Furniture that remains representative, safe and effective for at least fifteen years. With the highest ease of use and according to the latest health and safety and NEN standards.
Our desks are of course safely electrically adjustable in height from sitting to standing position for an ergonomic working height. They also offer sufficient legroom and provide for the right distance to the monitors. The design of the worktop ensures that all equipment is easily accessible. In short: they comply with all NEN and health and safety requirements that apply in security and control rooms. However, we are particularly interested in the welfare of the user and in what the specific work situation needs. This requires customized advice, which is based on our intensive involvement. With a team of our own ergonomists, we translate the needs of your operators into suitable and verified custom solutions. Based on our knowledge and experience, combined with our unique tools, together with you we determine how many (rows of) monitors are required, which size and shape the desk should have, whether a central video wall is needed, which means of communication should be integrated into the worktop, et cetera.
Because we design and produce 24/7 furniture for many different sectors, we have a good understanding of the total scope of operational wishes and demands. These come together in our Focus Desk, an innovative, high-quality control desk, with a design that is completely dedicated to ergonomic user-friendliness. At the desk, operators have the best possible tools at their disposal to carry out their work properly and in a focused manner. The desk is available in three versions, varying in size and number of accessories, and can be constructed modularly, so that there is a suitable Focus Desk for every work situation.
Good furniture is not enough. The features and benefits of all different furniture must come together and create the ideal workspace together. Is eye contact between the operators desired or not? Should they be able to look at each other's monitors? Is there a lot or little consultation between them? Is a central video wall in the room required, or a video screen connected to the desk? All this influences the position that the desks and other furniture should have in relation to each other. Our turnkey approach is ideal to solve these issues. By leaving the layout of the entire control room to us, you not only save costs and time, but you are also sure that everything is optimally matched.
● Health and safety rules
● NEN-EN 527 - Office furniture - work tables - desks
● NEN-EN 1335 - Office furniture - office chairs - part 1 dimensions: determination of the dimensions
● NPR-1813 - Guideline for office furniture and their application in furnishing administrative areas and offices - Explanation to the NEN-EN 1335 series, the NEN-EN 527 series and NEN-EN 13761
● NEN-1824 - Ergonomic requirements for the area of (workplaces in) administrative areas and offices
● NEN 3087 - Visual ergonomics: backgrounds, principles and applications
● NEN-EN-ISO 9241-part 1-17 - Ergonomic requirements for office work with screens (VDTs) - Handbook Ergonomics / Human Factors 2013, Kluwer