Published by Rosie on August 23rd, 2010 in Cable Management
It doesn’t matter how hard you work (or how hard your cleaner works) at cleaning, de-cluttering, organising and tidying your home or office when at the end of the day, those unsightly cables are still there staring at you. It’s so frustrating (and almost pointless) to spend so much time (or money) on a task as monotonous as cleaning & tidying only to be unhappy with the end result. Messy and tangled computer cables can only be described an eyesore; they’re a magnet for dust, are difficult to clean and completely ruin the overall look of your desk. It doesn’t matter if you have the most exquisite desk in the world; if it is ridden with lots of messy cables, this is all you will see.
Another cause for concern is those stray cables, or those that run along a carpet. These can make your office prone to accidents as people trip over them. Plus, you can forget all about hot-swapping devices in a hurry! It can be quite a task to sort through your tangles of unruly wires and you may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, however it is definitely not unattainable. At Office 365 we have a fantastic range of Gradus Cable Ducts and Gradus Cable Tidies which have been especially developed to keep your cables under control. Take a look to your right.
- Ducting with a rigid smooth arched clip-top cover
- Peel back self-adhesive strip can provide extra stability
- Extruded ducts with internal channels which accept combinations of telephone, computer and power cables
- The uPVC will withstand normal foot and wheel traffic, is rot and vermin proof, non-combustible and unaffected by steam and condensation
- Supplied in 1.5 metre lengths, the ducting is clipped together and can be cut to fit requirements
- Each channel accommodates cable up to 6mm diameter
- RD100 – 100mm width – 3 channels
- Grey 1.5 metres
- Over 50% recycled
- 24% Off!
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 recommends that “floors should be suitable, in good condition and free of obstructions. Traffic routes should be organised so that people can circulate safely”. Trailing cables should be avoided, and where appropriate the use of cable ducts can help to securely fix cables and prevent accidents, whilst also preventing damage to vital cables. Ideal for use in typical office environments, cable ducts can either be set in to the carpet to achieve a flush finish or fitted on top of the floorcovering, ideal where a semi-permanent solution is required. All cable duct profiles, are supplied as separate tops and bases manufactured from PVC-u which clip together to form the cable duct.
The Green Bit
Gradus aim to meet their present business needs without compromising the long term future of the environment. They recognise the importance of sustainable development within their business, and are dedicated to controlling and minimising the effects they have on the environment. They have a firm set of environmental objectives providing a dedicated approach to sustainability in areas such as legislation, waste, training and recycling. Fully accredited to ISO 14001:2004 they can demonstrate these processes and also evaluate any environmental impacts that may result from their activities, products and services. At Gradus they will, therefore, continue to improve their environmental performance in line with their aspirations to be recognised as a world class company.