As we get older, we are all affected by the changes that are typical of ageing. These changes vary from person to person in terms of when they happen and what form they take. Often the focus is on the attributes that worsen or diminish in old age, such as poorer sight or hearing. But there are also many abilities that remain untouched by the ageing process or only develop over the course of a person’s life, such as life and work experiences or social and communication skills.
The ergonomic design of workplaces should take into consideration all generations. Our sample assembly workstation shows that there are hardly any additional design elements needed for older employees. Ergonomically well-designed workplaces mean good prevention for all age groups.
Dr. Thomas Fietz
Tel.: +49 30 13001-2243