How much space should be allocated around sewing machines?

The space-allocation diagram indicates the recommended distances around sewing machines on a side bench

The diagram shows a corner bench but the principles can be applied to other situations, such as freestanding tables. The shaded area shows an overlap of 500mm, which is applicable if benching is back to back (for example, in a peninsular arrangement). The 800mm dimension shows the recommended distance from the centre of a sewing machine placed at the end of a run of benching to the end of the bench. Click the picture to view it

*distance between last sewing machine and end of run of benching.

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