Having an organised and well set-up workshop allows you to make the most of your shed space. Here is a list of ideas to help organise your workshop shed – whether it is your existing workshop, or you are planning a new one!
1. Keep it tidy
Maintaining a tidy and organised workshop allows you to work more efficiently and provides a safer work environment for you and your staff.
For example, a tidy workshop will eliminate tripping hazards and allow workers to move easily around the workshop shed.
2. Plan machinery space
If you will be working on large machinery in your workshop chose a configuration that will work best for you.
For example, a drive-through configuration provides easy access and allows you to use the full length of the shed making it a cost-effective option.
When planning your workshop space make sure you consider your current and future needs and requirements. You’ll find more tips and suggestions on this topic, here.
3. Choose your access options carefully
There is a wide variety of access options for your workshop shed and these also need to accommodate your future requirements.
Access options include personal access doors, sliding doors and wide bay openings. Wide bay openings can be achieved with a girder truss or girder beam, removing the column between two bays.
The shed configuration you choose will also impact how you access your workshop.
4. Install a gantry crane
A gantry crane may not be a necessity in your workshop shed project, however they can be beneficial being mobile and versatile.
Talk to our building consultants about designing your workshop shed so that a gantry crane can be installed in the future.
5. Adequate power and lighting
Power and lighting are essential for your workshop.
Lighting options for your shed include sky lighting and hi-bay lights. Sky lighting allows you to take advantage of the available natural light while hi-bay lights are important when undertaking detailed work – and allow you to conduct maintenance work at any time of the day.
6. Create stations and work areas
When planning the layout of your workspace consider creating stations or areas for certain types of work or tasks – including the required tools.
Setting your workshop shed in this way helps save time and streamline maintenance and repairs.
7. Use mobile benches
Mobile benches can be useful in a workshop as they can be positioned where best suits a certain task or project.
8. Rubber mat flooring in work areas
Putting rubber matting on concrete floors, particularly around work benches has a number of benefits.
As well as increasing worker comfort by reducing fatigue and strain, rubber matting also improves traction, lowers noise, and helps prevent damage to any tools that are dropped.
9. Innovative storage solutions
Implementing innovative storage solutions, like magnetic bars to hold tools, helps use your workshop space efficiently and effectively – and keeps the shed clutter free.