The following details should be taken into consideration when selecting the right solution for any application:
The size and shape of the workspace will determine the optimal size and shape of the worksurface you select. For moving or height adjustable products, you should allow at least 1″ of clearance at each side and in back of the worksurface to avoid pinch points and scraping. This means that the overall width of the worksurface will be 2″ less than the width of the workspace and 1″ less than the depth.
Knowing the type of equipment to be used is crucial when selecting the appropriate sit-stand solution. When selecting a nonelectric sit-stand desk such as a crank or counter-balance table the weight of the equipment to be placed on the worksurface will affect the amount of human force required to adjust the height of the work center. The more force required, the less ergonomic the solution.
All electric sit stand desks also feature a weight limit rating to ensure that the motor is not overworked and the work center moves efficiently throughout the life of the product. When comparing weight ratings it is important to clarify whether the weight rating includes the total weight of the worksurface plus the equipment to be used, or the payload capacity after the weight of the worksurface is taken into consideration. All Workrite weight limit ratings are for payload capacity.
Understanding the work to be performed and the types of accessories to be used are also key considerations. Work centers have many different types of frame supports and structures and may not provide the clearances required for the installation of other key accessories such as adjustable monitor supports and keyboard trays. Workrite frames and supports are designed to accommodate a wide variety of accessories both above and below the worksurface.
The range of adjustability required is one of the most important considerations when selecting the right adjustable work center. BIFMA G1-2013 recommends a range of adjustability from 22.5″ to 48.7″ to accommodate the 5th to 95th percentile of the workforce. For example, any product with a worksurface that will not go below 24.5″ from the floor will not allow 50% of the female workforce (up to 5′ 4″ tall) to work in proper ergonomic position while seated. Workrite has multiple options available that achieve full BIFMA range of adjustability as well as some that offer a limited range of adjustability.