This week marks National Learning at Work Week in offices across the UK – with a 2019 theme of ‘Shaping the Future’.
When it comes to office furniture and stationery, continued learning and training is something that may not automatically spring to mind.
Training and learning
But in our industry training and learning is extremely important to ensure we can meet all of our client needs.
To design an office layout we use a number of skills, from the basic skills of understanding what a business is looking for, to using CAD to design the perfect layout and utilising our DSE training to ensure the health of employees working with display screen equipment such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Computer Aided Design allows you to visualise your new office, or a number of ways your office can be, before a piece of furniture is even moved – it can create precision drawings in 2D or 3D and offers greater accuracy.
A DSE assessment is a risk assessment that looks at the health risks of working with display screen equipment such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 apply to workers who use DSE daily, for an hour or more at a time, and should be done if a new user starts work, a new workstation is set up or if you have changed workstations for any reason.
We have a number of staff trained as certified DSE assessors.
Behind the scenes
And it is not only our front of house team that receive extensive training, our warehouse team are also extremely skilled.
All staff behind the scenes have the relevant training to prepare and load the furniture being delivered to our customers and our apprentice Connor received his end point assessment in his Certificate for Warehouse Operative Level Two just last month.
As a company we very much believe in the importance and benefits of continual learning and development, and the impact it has on providing a great service.
If you are looking for a new office layout, or to change your current layout, why not pop into one of our showrooms in Shrewsbury or Telford and have a chat to the staff about the best way to go about it?