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In addition to the suggested layouts and tips that make a design more aesthetically desirable, spatial planning guidelines can also help to ensure the safety and well-being of employees. For ZDF, a large public-service television broadcaster in Germany, the assurance of such measures comes with the help of pCon.
The Mainz-based company uses our software for both relocation and area planning of its workspaces. The reasoning behind such requirements, and how our room planning software can help you meet them, are discussed in this post. Even offices for TV Moderators need to be planned and fulfill the requirements for office spaces. With such guidelines strictly enforced in some countries and highly-suggested in others, you may already be familiar with terms like movement area, walk ways and floor space.
In that case, this blog post will serve as an overview of some of the most common guidelines and recommendations. Thanks to these, in addition to furniture placement, you can also see an overview of the necessary space required.
Germany, in particular, has strict laws in regards to workplace planning and layout guidelines. Many of the European Commission guidelines and regulations are also based on the same German parameters.
Keep in mind that these are requirements based on German law, and exact dimensions may vary by country. The work surface here corresponds with the necessary desk space.
The distance surrounding a desk for movement or a comfortable office chair must also be sufficient. Apart from personal space, there should also be plenty of open space to allow for free movement around the office. According to the German standard DINeach worker should have a space of 1. In addition, the minimum width and length of any workspace should be 1 dim.
User area and movement areas may be identical. That means for a 4543- the utility space refers to all the space the desk requires, including the surface area. The utility space of a desk — marked here with a colored rectangle — generally corresponds to the desk space. Moving area, user area and permissible overlays; these areas can be turned on and off in pCon. As these walkways are also used by more than one person at a time, they should also be suitable as escape routes.
BAuAand are as follows:. For an areas of up to 5 people, the minimum width should be 0. In exceptional cases, it may be possible to have a walkway slightly narrower. However, a traffic route should never be narrower than 0. Passage ways for personal workspace, or an area that is only used by one person, can have a width of 0. Walkways and areas in a two-person office.
Movement areas, work spaces, and traffic and escape routes can also be planned using our Online Planner at www. As with all rules, there are always some exceptions or special cases. This post should serve only as an overview for some of the basic concepts of office planning. Trained specialist planners can answer further questions and can also help you in the planning of your offices.
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The distance surrounding a desk for movement or a comfortable office chair must also be sufficient For personally assigned space, users should have a distance of 1m. Movement Areas Apart from personal space, there should also be plenty of open space to allow for free movement around the office. BAuAand are as follows: Walkways and areas in a two-person office Note: More information and professional assistance As with all rules, there are always some exceptions or special cases.
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