10/11/2017 - A+A 2017 -“Industry Trainer”: For healthy, motivated and productive staff in industrial workplaces

The Dauphin HumanDesign Group will unveil the new “Industry Trainer” at the A+A 2017. With the five-minute exercise and stretching programme designed to prevent health problems, employees can get the most out of their health-promoting workplace furnishings. Incorporating the various exercises into one’s everyday work helps to prevent muscular tension while encour-aging concentration.

Düsseldorf, October 2017. At this year’s A+A in Düsseldorf, the Dau-phin Group will show how working practices geared to preventing health problems can play a more important role in industrial workplaces. The focus will be on the new “Industry Trainer". The short yet effective programme is designed to encourage workers to include regular activity phases in the form of simple relaxation exercises. By doing so, workers can improve their concentration skills and prevent muscular tension, headaches and back pain. The “mobilisation and stretching” exercises should be performed regularly during a working day. After all, five minutes every day are better than half an hour’s training once a week.

“Industry Trainer” encourages regular exercise

In order to make it easier for workers to perform the exercises, the Dauphin Group provides the “Industry Trainer” as a poster or brochure. These can be ordered directly by contacting info@dauphin.de. The posters or brochures can be put up or laid out in the workplace or in recreation rooms where they can be seen by everyone and serve as a visual reminder to do more exercise while at work. The exercises mobilise the thoracic spine, relax the shoulder girdle region, strengthen the back muscles and stretch the neck, thorax and the thigh and calf muscles. They are performed in flowing, smooth movements and the positions are held for 10 to 20 seconds. No extra equipment is necessary. Workers use the environment in their industrial workplace to perform the movement and stretch exercises several times and on alternate sides. Regular exercise is essential when working: the “Industry Trainer” explains to workers how they can relax, strengthen and stretch their bodies during breaks and while working and encourages them to do so.

Fewer health problems – higher productivity

Ensuring that workers can sit and work healthily in industrial workplaces is in the interests of employees and employers alike. Muscular, bone and joint pains are a key cause of sickness-related absence. Ergonomic furniture and work equipment combined with the correct working habits can help to prevent this. And as Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. (AGR) confirms, anyone who feels good while working in their laboratory, clean room, production area, workshop or assembly line is more motivated, does not tire as quickly and is more productive. The ideal industrial workplace requires an ergonomic combination of industrial work chairs, standing seat workstations, ideal lighting, optimum reaching distances, perfect tool provision and smooth workpiece transport. This helps to protect workers’ health and increases both efficiency and productivity. This integrated approach to furniture solutions and the importance of establishing ergonomic working habits will be the focus of Dauphin’s exhibition at this year’s A+A.