Office cable spaghetti looks untidy and doesn’t support the expectations of a professional, clean and tidy working environment, but there are also many more serious implications.
Poorly located cables can be a trip hazard, and with slipping or tripping the most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces, this is a hazard that needs to be removed to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
Poorly located electrical cables are often run over by chairs, or walked across by employees, resulting in damage to the wires that can cause a fire. Fires in the workplace can have devastating impact on a business so minimising damage and regular inspection of cabling is critical.
Damaged cables can also affect network speed and prevent computers connecting at all. Frustrated employees result, who waste time trying to resolve the issue, reducing their efficiency. When office equipment needs to be replaced, searching through a jumble of cables makes the task much slower, and unpleasant due to the trapped dirt. The dust and dirt is also a potential ignitor for the sparks that can arise from damaged cables.
Read more about the advantages of under desk cable management in this blog post.
ACCL also offer data cabinet tidy services.