New Terminology under the Work Health and Safety Legislation: Hazardous Chemicals Chemicals are used for many purposes and are necessary in many Australian workplaces. They can also cause some very bad health effects for workers such as drowsiness, headache, nausea, loss of co-ordination, heart attack, coma and even death when risk controls are not established and implemented. Any persons conducting a businesses or undertaking has duties under work health and safety law to protect workers and others from risks associated with using, handling, generating or storing hazardous chemicals (WHS Regulation, 351). What are Hazardous Chemicals? Hazardous Chemicals is a term […]
Every company knows that employees are their greatest assets and that their needs should never be taken for granted. Apart from the compensation and benefits, workers do require reliable tools as well as a safe, comfortable, and clean working environment. Sadly, many companies have overlooked the latter, resulting in preventable losses. In an article for JustLuxe, lifestyle author Genelia discusses how a happy workplace can make for a happy employee.
A Gold Coast or Brisbane office – like an office in any city – shouldn’t be made of just four walls and people working within them. Great office design can easily inspire employees to be more productive. Whether your workplace is situated in your garage or in the city’s CBD, a creative Brisbane office fitout from Urban Group will definitely make a strong impression on everyone. In an article in 99u.com, New York Marketing Professor Adam Alter analyses the office interiors of Google and Pixar as collaborative spaces which contribute to their employees’ harmony and consequent success Share a […]
Urban Group was established in the mid 80’s. Back then we called ourselves The Office Furniture Centre, as we were primarily a furniture provider. Our success with this service prompted us to consider expanding our services to provide more for our customers and increase opportunities. It wasn’t long before we expanded our services to include interior fitouts for commercial spaces offering a full turnkey package including furniture. We can safely say that we have mastered furniture selection; fitout and we provide maintenance for commercial property owners and managers offering a complete service.
Renovating office space or moving to a new address is a challenging task not everyone is equipped for. The way an office is set up impacts employees’ performance and productivity and an incorrect placement of furniture can negatively affect the dynamics of a space. Some business owners don’t realize how important an office fitout is…. They delegate the work to in-house staff that are not trained or aware of what is involved leading to delays and budgeting issues.
You need to have a great office interior if you want to impress clients, and for that a new office fitout may be just what your space needs. A commercial fitout is the transformation of a commercial space based on the specific requirements of a business. Urban is a complete fitout company that provides services such us electrical, partitions, operable walls, floor coverings – basically everything you need to have a stunning commercial space. We aim to create accommodating work environments that maximize the use of available space.
Commercial and medical offices are now evolving into inspiring work environments for employees and their clients. If your business is running within a cramped or dated space, your productivity and profitability could suffer. To counteract those negative effects, start planning an office move or new fitout. Offering comprehensive services revolving around design and construction, Urban Group provides your company the tailored solutions you need for your desired office fitout. From the planning phases to the fulfillment of the project, our team of licensed and experienced professionals will guide you every step of the way.
Here are the top 5 reasons to design and construct your office with Urban Group:
The Microsoft Wellington Office has transformed a tired, uninspiring space into a hub of collaboration that accommodates different working styles and is also a better reflection of Microsoft as a global leader. The previous office space was described as an ‘ocean of screens’ or a maze of segregated ‘work holes’, swallowing staff and discouraging communication – at odds with the company culture. Working closely with Microsoft staff, including a survey about their optimal working style, the design team developed an open-plan solution that is flexible and forward-thinking. The office is divided into four distinct zones of activity. The Greeting Hub […]
Is your workday composed of sitting for many hours in a chair typing, speaking on the telephone, browsing the Web, and meeting with clients and work-mates? Do your back, neck, shoulders and rear end pay the price? Just like selecting a vehicle which has modifiable seats so that you can see over the wheel and drive sensibly, it’s necessary to ‘test drive’ a new office chair before purchase so that you can find one that adjusts correctly for your body weight and dimensions. Seat : A chair seat must be snug for a lengthy period of time. It should be […]