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The rules around window restrictors

What are window restrictors? Window restrictors are typically used in households with young children or in healthcare settings. However, they...
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Recessed castors- what they are and when to use them

Recessed castors are both discrete and practical. They can barely be seen unless actively sought out, but can be relied...
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4 Uses For Adjustable Feet You Need to Know

If you’re looking for adjustable feet for your furniture or equipment, BPF Online is a great place to start. Not...
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Plastic corner protectors: Which to choose and when to use them

Corner protectors are usually made from plastic or rubber. They are used extensive by businesses in packaging products to keep...
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The best way to protect your products in transit

Businesses invest a lot of time and money in trying to find the perfect formula to protect their products while...
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3 Ways BPF Online is helping customers keep carbon footprints low

The pressure is on for businesses to become more sustainable and to reduce their carbon footprint. Whether you’re aiming to...
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Pop-up sockets: what they are, when to use them and how to choose them

Pop-up sockets are so much more than 3-pin plug extensions. Pop-up sockets can give you power where you need it,...
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Power up on the go with one charger for all your devices

When out and about at work, it can be a challenge to keep everything charged – particularly if you need...
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Exploring the Versatility of Flip-Top Tables

Flip Top Tables are the epitome of versatile table space. And, with the sun finally making an appearance (just in...
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How our Build your own desk screen range offers more choice in your office configurations

Building your own desk screen may seem like an appealing solution if you simply can’t find the right desk screen...
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5 Reasons desk dividers are in demand this winter

Acrylic desk screens or desk dividers are in high demand this winter as employers and office managers are forced to consider how they can safely accommodate more people in the workplace. The high cost of energy drives increasing numbers back to the office and employers need to balance this with no covid restrictions and an anticipated rise in covid cases.

However, while there are benefits to be had in reduction infection transmission from using an acrylic desk screen, there are many other benefits that are often forgotten.

5 other reasons to use acrylic desk screens in your open plan office

Desk screens deliver privacy

Many modern offices are open-plan as companies work to increase collaboration and optimise their space. However, an open-plan office isn’t always conducive to creative thinking or ‘sensitive’ phone conversations. By introducing barriers between desks, you can reduce the distractions that your staff have to contend with and help your employees stay focused. Even when the office is full.

Desk screens help reduce noise

Another problem with open-plan offices is the ease with which noise carries. Without walls, employees are more inclined to use raised voices to communicate across wider spaces than they would if a wall was in the way and, with fewer walls, there is less to stop sound from travelling. Desk dividers, particularly ones that sit higher than mouth level, are a great way to ensure that unnecessary sound from phone conversations and other ‘at desk chatter’ doesn’t carry. If you already have desk dividers but feel they aren’t high enough to be effective in reducing noise and the risk of infection, we have plug-on hygiene screens for desk dividers that can raise the screen height and improve the effectiveness of your desk dividers.

Desk dividers provide space for organisation

Often overlooked, organisation is quite key for an efficient working environment. And desk dividers, whether they are acrylic desk screens that provide something sturdy to stack papers and books against, or more substantial dividers that are fitted to the desk with clamps that can then be used to host all manner of stationary caddies to help organise a workspace, all dividers help with creating a more efficient and organised working space.

Acrylic screens support social distancing

Using desk dividers and acrylic screens can really help with social distancing. Not only can they be used between desks to reduce the transmission of infection in airborne particles to protect back-office staff, but we also have acrylic screens, both with and without pass-through cut-outs to make face-to-face conversations, especially for those working front of house, safer in our post-covid world.

Desk dividers reduce missing paperwork

Desk dividers and acrylic desk screens also play a key role in reducing desk drift – that phenomenon where paper piled on one desk finds its way onto the next one. Sounds trivial, but not when you’re looking for that important expenses receipt!

At BPF Online, we stock desk dividers that are solid and can be clamped onto a desk to provide a solid partition, and we stock robust and easily moveable acrylic desk screens which facilitate face-to-face communication seamlessly. Our desk dividers and acrylic desk screens can be retrofitted to your existing desks and, most importantly, are really easy to clean.

Our acrylic plug-on hygiene desk dividers come in 200mm, 300mm and 400mm heights, so you can choose the correct heights for your desk layout and, if you need to section off walkways, we also stock full-height acrylic partition screens that stand 1700mm high.

For more information, contact us on 0844 7766800 or email us at sales@bpfonline.co.uk

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