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Tips for Office Safety


Ensuring the safety of your staff and visitors in your office is essential for any company and quite simple if you are aware of the most common office spaces that pose a safety risk. The safety of your office can be greatly increased with very basic modifications to these areas. By applying the following tips where appropriate, your office will become a significantly safer environment before any injury occurs.

Providing adjustable and ergonomic furniture

Adjustable and ergonomic furniture such as good quality office chairs and monitor stands that are height adjustable are a worthwhile investment in any office where workers spend long hours sitting at their desks. An incorrectly adjusted office chair or one with poor ergonomics can cause a huge range of issues including circulatory issues, nerve compression in the legs and neck, shoulder and back pain, or even permanent damage to the spine. Supplying this ergonomic and adjustable furniture can be much less expensive than the cost of lost work and sick days.

Provide adequate storage space to reduce clutter

Not only is reducing clutter going to improve the aesthetics of your office space, it will also greatly increase safety. Clutter and mess around the office is a major cause of falls, spills and other injury. Allowing an area of the office or a small room to be used for neatly packed storage can move all the clutter into one place. Organizing this storage area also means all those unused items and other rubbish can be thrown out, clearing up more space. Having storage space also improves the productivity of your office with less time spent searching through clutter!

Provide bright lighting particularly in stairwells

Stairwells and poorly lit areas in the office are a particularly risky area for falls and can easily cause injury. It only takes one moment of catching up on notes before a meeting or poor concentration from fatigue for significant injury to occur on the stairs. One simple way to minimise the likelihood of missing a step is to provide bright lighting in the stairwells if not throughout the whole office. Bright lighting will not only light up the stairs and any trip hazards but also keep your employees or visitors that much more awake and attentive to their surroundings.

Keep cables tidy and together

Having countless cables running across the floors is an unavoidable part of the office environment that can pose a great safety risk. Tripping on cables is a frequent cause of falls in the office that can be easily fixed. To keep your staff and visitors safe while also improving the aesthetics of your office, Tripsafe Cable Covers for carpet can be used to hold up to five cables and keep them together and stuck to the floor. These cable covers come in yellow or grey so they can stand out or fit subtly into your office. If your office is not carpeted, you can also utilize the Tripsafe PVC Cable cover for hard floors to keep the area safe and tidy. 

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