As many of us begin to cautiously start planning for the return to (some sort of) normality over the coming months, questions will undoubtedly be raised about how personal safety can be ensured in the workplace.
New challenges will arise from the need to protect staff members and help prevent the spread of the virus whilst helping us move towards normality. Of course, as we all know, social distancing has been the go-to method for ensuring this since the pandemic began in March 2020.
Despite this continuing to be the Government’s guidance, as we look to the future it’s important to begin planning how we can mitigate the risks associated with returning to the office.
But what does office safety look like in the ‘new normal’?
Perspex Screens for Desks
At Guardian Window Films, we have produced a range of perspex screens that are ideal for keeping everyone safe at work. These screens can be created to whatever size is required and built to a shape that suits.
The benefits of these screens are clear – they provide a protective layer between individual employees. This ensures that in situations where social distancing is difficult, you can still remain COVID secure.
Our screens can also be adapted to suit all manner of working environments, including hospitality and retail venues.
Our Office is Getting Too Hot
One unexpected side effect of having a number of perspex screens installed into an office space is that temperatures can often increase to uncomfortable levels.
Having screens in an environment that is also exposed to sunlight via windows or doors can cause rises in room temperature due to a sort of greenhouse effect.
Despite the added element of safety, this understandably causes discomfort to the staff using them.
Thankfully, there are several solutions to this issue.
Solar Window Films
Our Solar window films are the perfect solution for any heat-related issue, regardless of what has caused it initially.
By installing these films on the external windows of your place of work you can increase both comfort and productivity by controlling the internal temperature.
The solar window films work by reducing glare from natural light and providing heat rejection. This helps to keep the windows efficient, reducing overall energy costs.
The films are capable of reducing glare by up to 90% and reducing solar heat by up to 85%.
UV Window Film
Another good option to consider is our UV window film. These films offer increased protection from harmful ultraviolet rays present in sunlight.
They offer many of the same benefits that our solar window films do, with the added peace of mind that 99% of these harmful rays are being filtered out. This is particularly useful if you or any of your team are sensitive to UV light, or if there is anything in the building that could be damaged by them. For example; paintings, furniture and other delicate materials.
How We Can Help
Whether you need freestanding perspex screens, fixed protective screens or another COVID secure solution, we can cater to your company needs and help with the return to work.
If heat build-up is an issue, or you’d like to prevent it from becoming one, we can provide help and advice on which of our products will be suitable for you.
One important aspect of the installation process to mention is its speed and simplicity. All of our window films and perspex screens are quick to build and simple to install. This means that we can get your office both secure and comfortable with minimal disruption.
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