With business’ across Australia undergoing significant physical alterations to allow for adequate COVID-Safe measures, appropriate workplace ergonomics is an important issue now. An effective ergonomic workplace layout has many benefits, including improved efficiency, reduced risk of injury, and developing a happier, more productive environment. Ergonomics looks at ways to design the physical space of the office so that it is safe and conducive to productivity, that staff are provided with accessible, comfortable workstations, and that there are clear dividers between booths to ensure that staff are given sufficient personal space, with adequate social distancing measures in place. An effective ergonomic set-up is a must for business’ right now.
An important aspect of office ergonomics is effective partitioning, in which dividers are installed between workstations, rooms, and other assorted areas of the office. An effective partition provides several benefits to business’, including improved acoustics, providing staff with a sense of personal space, dividing the office into different areas, and allowing for appropriate social distancing measures between staff.
Partitions are part of an effective office layout
There are several different types of partitions available to business’, and depending on their requirements, these dividers can service them in a number of ways. Companies looking to install partitions throughout their office would benefit from undergoing a basic ergonomic assessment, where ergonomic specialists audit their work environment to assess how conducive it is for staff comfort and productivity. This process helps organisations achieve several goals, including ensuring the risks of workplace injury are minimised, and that the office is designed to be safe, comfortable, and conducive to productivity.
Anitech is able to provide business’ with four effective, distinctive, office partitions at a cost-effective price, each of which is designed to achieve a particular ergonomic goal.
Freestanding acoustic partitions
This type of divider helps contain noises to a particular area within the office, as it is tall, portable, and easy to install in open spaces. While open spaces in the workplace have several benefits, including helping to develop a sharing, participatory culture, they can be noisy and potentially distracting. A freestanding acoustic partition is the solution to this problem, as they work at containing office noise to a certain area, ensuring that people in that area can still openly chat to each other without distracting staff in other areas.
This type of partition is also effective in isolating noises to certain areas, while also offering the additional benefit of being designed from see-through plastic material which allows light in, maintains visibility within the office, and ensures that staff can see each other, and thus do not feel socially isolated from one another. The Perspex partitions easily achieve those goals, while still working at keeping the office quiet, and thus, improving productivity.
Desk partitions are designed to separate individual booths in the office, giving staff a sense of privacy and personal space, while also minimising noise between workstations. This type of partition works at increasing productivity by ensuring that staff at booths can pay full attention to their duties by working in a peaceful environment.
Freestanding office partitions
A key benefit of freestanding office partitions is their portability, as they can easily and safely be moved around the office, and can easily divide rooms into different areas or create personal workspaces for staff. They also act as a noise barrier, effectively isolating noises, and thus ensuring that staff on both sides of the divider can work without outside distractions.
Business’ looking to get that edge and demonstrate to staff that they care about their personal wellbeing whilst onsite, stand to benefit from the installation of these partitions across their workspace. Partitions help in the development of a more productive, peaceful, office environment, while ensuring that individual employees have their personal space and social distancing needs met.
If you would like to find out what types of partitions would be suitable for your workspace, and how many your office needs to adequately achieve the above goals, then please book an ergonomic assessment with Anitech, by calling our ergonomic specialists on 1300 802 163. Give them an overview of your office layout, and they will be able to discuss with you whether an onsite assessment is needed, and what types of partitions would help strengthen the productivity, while minimising the distractions, within your workspace. Wouldn’t you say effective dividers are worth uniting your office?