How To Design Office Workstations For Optimal Health And Safety

How To Design Office Workstations For Optimal Health And Safety

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If you are in the market for office partitioning, it is important that you have taken the time to carefully consider all your options, the needs of your employees and the restrictions imposed by your workplace as a whole. After all, partitions are not an overly cheap purchase so you want to ensure that you’re spending your money wisely and with the best interests of your business in mind.

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  1. Purchase partitioning based on its intended purpose
    Office partitioning seems simple but so many that haven’t planned their fitout get this incorrect, why? Many people just assume plaster & glass partitions are acoustic and whilst they are to a point, they still won’t be totally sound proofed. Special care can be taken when designing the space so areas that need to be private have the correct type of plaster, insulation etc. Speak to us today how we can help. 1300 947 266
  2. Remember that demountable partitioning has its advantages
    Demountable partitioning is typically made in a factory and installed on site reducing the need for plaster, dust, sanding, painting etc of the standard stud and plaster type partitioning. It is a very efficient way to fitout a space in a very short time. It is also classed as an asset so it can be leased and it can be depreciated as it isn’t a fixture.
  3. What else to look for when needing office partitioning.
    When redesigning your office there are a few other services that need to be taken into account, such as, air conditioning (known as mechanical), fire services, emergency lighting, and exit lighting. All these services need to be coordinated in a way that is seamless on site and that they all comply to the relevant code of the state.
  4. Building permits when building office partitioning
    Many people are unaware that a building permit is required when changing or constructing partitioning. This process can be tedious and it involves a lot of time to construct relevant layouts that are suitable to be signed off. Speak to a qualified building practitioner like Zircon, that will be able to make this process seamless so you know you are covered.
  5. Try to keep your budget a little flexible
    Whilst you shouldn’t go out and spend far more money than you can afford to, it’s important that you’re realistic about your office partitioning budget. It’s also important to remember the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ – cheap partitions aren’t going to be the best quality and likely won’t serve you for as long.

We hope that you’ve found the 5 tips outlined above useful when redesigning the office partitioning for your workplace. It is important that you keep all of the above tips in mind whilst making your final decision, as this will ensure that the partitions are a perfect fit and your space complies to the current regulations of your home state. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance if required, as an expert will be able to steer you in the right direction.