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Tech, intuitive design are changing physically-demanding workplaces

The Cat 950M Wheel Loaders have been fitted with joysticks instead of steering wheels.

Finning UK and Ireland

From voice-activated televisions to monitoring devices that automate lighting in offices, the technology that underpins the buildings we live and work in is changing.

This shift is also apparent in the way buildings are constructed and how industrial sites are run, with tweaks in design and new pieces of technology having a significant effect on day-to-day activities.

Ergonomics — also known as “human factors” — refers to how people interact with the systems around them, and is of increasing importance in all workplaces, including physically-demanding industries.

One example of a seemingly small change which has had a big impact can be found at a recycling depot in Nottinghamshire, England. Here, Veolia and Finning UK & Ireland have been trialing vehicles that use joysticks, instead of steering wheels.

The idea behind using the

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How tech and intuitive design are changing physically-demanding workplaces

  • The technology that underpins the buildings we live and work in is changing.
  • Intuitive design that takes the strain off our bodies is also important. 



a tractor parked in the dirt: The Cat 950M Wheel Loaders have been fitted with joysticks instead of steering wheels.


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The Cat 950M Wheel Loaders have been fitted with joysticks instead of steering wheels.

From voice-activated televisions to monitoring devices that automate lighting in offices, the technology that underpins the buildings we live and work in is changing.

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This shift is also apparent in the way buildings are constructed and how industrial sites are run, with tweaks in design and new pieces of technology having a significant effect on day-to-day activities.

Ergonomics — also known as “human factors” — refers to how people interact with the systems around them, and is of increasing importance in all workplaces, including physically-demanding industries.

One example of a seemingly small change which has had a big impact can be found at a recycling

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Fimatix Supports Workplaces where Essential and Key Workers Continue to Work On-site with Independent Track and Trace System

LONDON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At a time when some essential and key workers continue to work on-site, and are unable to work from home, Fimatix is providing an independent track and trace kit developed especially for workplaces, to help organisations better manage COVID-19 risks. ‘Shield for the Workplace’ uses Bluetooth wristbands linked to a desktop control system to allow workplaces to immediately detect and isolate anyone in the workplace who has been in contact with an infected person.

While the Government’s latest guidance is that people should work from home where they can, a number of essential and key workers are continuing to work from their educational establishments, labs, factories, offices or other workplace sites as working from home is not feasible. Fimatix is using the Shield technology in a number of workplaces in the UK and the system is now being made available to other interested

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