How to make offices more comfortable, and what to do if an employee files an accident at work compensation claim against you
Comfortable and pleasant work spaces are key to ensuring that your employees enjoy working in your office, and that they are productive throughout the working day. Happy employees are employees who will work hard and be happy at their work, making for an altogether more harmonious working environment.
You should think carefully about the design and layout of your office if you want your employees to be happy in the long run. Here are some ways to make the office more comfortable.
- Get proper office furniture. Obviously, this relates to things like filing cabinets and desks, but mostly this relates to office chairs. People will spend up to 8 hours per day sitting in these chairs, and this can cause serious harm if the chairs are cheap or not built for this purpose. You want to look for real office chairs, designed for good posture and comfort.
- Have regular cleaning. It may be expensive to hire a cleaner, but it is much more expensive to pay out on a compensation claim after an employee is injured by the clutter, or made ill by bacteria. Make sure that your office is being cleaned a few times each week, at least.
- Ask your employees. Your employees will know far better than you do what makes their office more or less comfortable, and these suggestions can be used to make the office better for everyone quickly and easily.
- Choose fresh air over air-conditioning. Air-conditioning over a long period of time can dry people out and make them ill. It is far better to simply have wide windows which can be opened and let in some fresh air, if you live in a climate which supports this.
Making a Ryedale accident at work compensation claim
If one of your employees has had an accident and are making a Ryedale accident at work compensation claim against you, there are a few things you can do. If this employee has proof that your negligence was what caused their accident, you may find that you don’t really have a good case against them.
In this case it may be worthwhile you drawing up your own Ryedale accident at work compensation settlement so that the situation doesn’t go through the courts, which would be more damaging to your company.
Alternatively you can fight the case, if you think that your employee doesn’t really have much of a case. You may want to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about Ryedale accident at work compensation cases, which could help you to work out whether or not you should be fighting this claim or not.