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Aldershot, Hampshire, United Kingdom, 2010/01/27 - Saracen Office Interiors has released a document for office staff responsible for the internal aspects of the commercial office, including Facilities Managers, Premises Managers and Office Managers - SaracenOffice.com.
The document “Changing Your Office Efficiently & Painlessly” collates top tips and information from the experienced team of qualified interior designers, space planners, furniture consultants and project managers on creating innovative working environments that improve efficiency and performance.
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“This report is intended as a tool to help advance the understanding between the built office environment and business performance. Benefits may include: improved productivity, reduced absence due to sickness, reduced staff turnover and retention of valued staff, improved staff attitudes, a more receptive climate for workplace changes as well as enhanced business reputation and customer loyalty.”
Saracen Office Interiors (saracenoffice.com) address important areas of office change including timescales, mandatory requirements, budget, improving efficiency, lighting, noise, power and data, the importance of seating, dilapidations and company image.
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The design of a Floor Layout should also consider lighting covered by HSE Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992. This Regulation refers to the addendum to the Lighting Guide 3: 1996 (LG3) published by The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) for specific guidance on lighting requirements. Therefore lighting schemes designed for areas where display screens are in use conforming to LG3 are deemed to have meet HSE Regulations.
In addition “Emergency Lighting” to BS 5266 must also be considered together with “Fire Detection and Alarm Systems for Buildings” BS 5839.
Requirements for Disabled People.
The design of Floor Layouts, Receptions, Furniture and other facilities must take into account the requirements of Building Regulations Approved Document M – Disabled Access to and Use of Buildings and BS 8300: 2001 Design of Buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people.