Coronavirus has changed how we work and in the longer term, offices and work areas will now have to consider how to integrate social distancing into the work place when employees return from lockdown.
It is not feasible for everyone to work from home and many professions and jobs cannot be done remotely. As a business owner, director or manager, a smarter approach to office layouts and employee safety becomes a priority, post coronavirus. How do you keep your staff safe and mitigate the risk of infection? How do you ensure social distancing in the work place? If re-infection occurs, how can you segregate those employees and continue to work safely?
Office Dividers have, for a long time, been an economical way to partition an office or area into separate sections. The type of partition screens chosen were often down to function, aesthetics, colour and budget. With COVID-19 and potentially further pandemics in the future, surface materials become a consideration. Glass pods and transparent office screens are suitable as they can be wiped clean, so are hygienic and resistant to harbouring infections but they also allow light in, allowing employees to see through and are not as claustrophobic as previous opaque cubicles or booths.
Clear materials used for office dividers like acrylic, perspex and plexiglass not only allow light in but can reduce the potential for infection if kept clean and sanitised. They are easier to clean than demountable fabric screens. Available in a number of styles: desk dividers, freestanding partitions, office pods and meeting booths, these clear screens still have the function of a traditional office screen but have the added versatility of potentially protecting staff if cleaned and maintained regularly. Our partitions and screens are manufactured with aluminium or pvc edgings making them non-porous and easier to maintain.
Combine these newer, modern partitioning alternatives with a sensible office layout plan that ensures social distancing, may help your business or organisation better control the virus and bacteria and facilitate a safer and more productive workplace.