Why ‘equitable access’ matters for today’s building designs Recent changes to Australia’s Access and Mobility Code (AS1428,2010) demand rigorous design and construction standards for all new public access buildings. In full compliance with Australia’s disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Building Code of Australia, the Access and Mobility Code (A&M) endeavours to provide ‘safe, equitable and dignified access to buildings, services and facilities within a building’, and safeguard occupants from illness or injury during emergency evacuation’. The A&M guides architects and builders in delivering minimum design requirements for new building work, enabling unimpeded access for all occupants and visitors regardless […]
One way to boost business productivity and efficiency is to provide your employees with a good work environment. Previous studies have shown that a person’s surroundings can affect their moods and capabilities to do the job well, which is why as a business owner, it’s important that you choose an excellent Brisbane office fitout for your workplace. Not only will this help boost the morale of your workers, it can also provide you with better return on investment. If you have plans to redesign your current office space, it is highly advisable that you enlist the services of experts. Giving […]
Setting up a new commercial or office fitout in Brisbane can be a challenging task, especially if you’re going to include installing new furniture and improving the overall look of your office or commercial space. Studies have shown that it is worth investing in new office fitouts as it helps improve business productivity. It can also boost employee morale and promote a good work environment. When arranging new fitouts in your office, it certainly helps to enlist the services of professionals. This task is not simply a walk in the park and a simple mistake can potentially ruin the entire […]
Do office workers have it easier than those who work out in the field? After all, office employees work within the cool confines of a building or standalone structure. But you can’t deny that office workers feel the same pressure as everyone else. They have deadlines to accomplish and targets to meet. In doing this, employers have the responsibility to provide an ideal work environment.
People spend most of their adult lives at work, so office design is crucial not just in maintaining employees’ well-being but in improving their productivity as well. In recent years, companies have adapted the so-called “open-plan” layout to achieve these two goals, but as Alyesha Anderson of PerthNow.com.au reports, this scheme has some significant drawbacks:
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 […]