The ways in which businesses and their employees work is changing rapidly, but for the home-based lone worker, the remote worker or the employee who works alongside hundreds of colleagues in an office or factory environment, security is equally essential.
Regardless of working habits or industry type, every employee shares a common need for security and one of the most effective, simple and cost-efficient solutions is a lockable cupboard or cabinet.
The recession has triggered a major change in the way that people work, most notably, those who shrug off a redundancy or lack of employment opportunities to show real entrepreneurial spirit and start working for themselves.
The number of people who are now self-employed in the UK has risen dramatically since the crash of 2008/09. The majority of people who have launched their own start-ups work from home and now account for 15% of the total labour force in Britain.
While the refusal of individuals to be beaten by the economic downturn is inspiring, those who work from home may find themselves more likely to be targeted by thieves or face greater life disruption in the event of a fire.
Although home insurance policies are available for home workers, preventing equipment and materials from theft or fire is the best way to safeguard a small business.
Lockers provide the perfect affordable and secure solution. Available in a variety of sizes, weights and styles, lockers which secure equipment, merchandise or other materials are vital for anyone wanting to safeguard their new-found self-employment.
With the recovery of the economy, more businesses are looking at innovative ways to recruit the best personnel which are not necessarily those available locally.
To capitalise on the vast number of high-calibre employees who are looking for work, businesses are now offering remote or satellite locations for their staff to work from.
These may be purpose-made office spaces for sole use or hot-desks allocated within a larger office for ad-hoc use. Both the employer and the employee benefit from remote working because individuals can work flexibly, unhindered by distance or time-zones.
For those individuals, lockers provide the essential security and peace of mind that their hardware, intellectual property and personal belongings are not at risk of being stolen, misplaced or accidentally damaged.
Office and Factory Workers:
For those who work in a large scale operation such as a call-centre or factory, there are real advantages to having access to a lockable cabinet.
Aside from the advantages of making sure that all business related equipment and personal belongings are kept secure, a simple locker helps employees to keep their workspace free of clutter.
This can make any work environment organised, efficient and a pleasant space to focus and carry out tasks in, but more importantly, can effectively reduce the potential for workplace accidents.
Specialist lockers which meet COSHH safety requirements ensure that any hazardous materials are secured, while large volume lockers provide ample storage for workwear which gives employees a suitable space to store all of the clothing and equipment they need to work safely in.
To find the perfect locker or secure storage solutions for your home or office needs, contact the UK’s supplier of workplace equipment at Rapid Racking.
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