Importance of cable management in the workplace

Importance of cable management in the workplace

Whether you work from home or in a busy office space in central, cable management is important. Loose cables look messy, create clutter and can pose safety hazards. So, safe and tidy cable management should be on top of your priorities. At the Handy Squad, our team of tradesmen can complete a variety of odd jobs, including cable tidying. If you need a London handyman to professionally tidy cables and wires, search no further.

Related: How to organise loose cables.

Workplace hazard.

Loose cables can easily become a tripping hazard. According to the Health and Safety Executive, “Statistics show slipping and tripping to be the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces and they are often the initiators of accidents attributed to other causes, such as some machinery accidents, scalding and falls from height.”

loose cables on floor

To prevent injuries caused by loose cables and wires, it is essential to keep walkways clear, use cable covers and tidy cables and wires away.

Note: “Out of sight, out of mind” will not work. Tidy your loose cables properly.

Cluttered space leads to cluttered minds.

Who wants to work in a cluttered space? Would you get anything done if all you could see were nests of loose cables everywhere? The right answer is no, to both questions. A 2019 study found that physical environments significantly influence employee performance and wellbeing. Cluttered spaces proved to have negative effects on stress and anxiety levels, as well as the ability to focus and more. Boost productivity by having a tidy work environment.

messy computer cables

First impressions count.

Clients and guests that visit your office might not be impressed when seeing a cluttered, unorganised and overall messy workspace. First impressions matter, after all. Displaying a clean and tidy workspace is the first step in impressing future clients that visit your office.

tidy and clean workspace

Want to refresh your office while you are at it? At the Handy Squad, we also offer interior and exterior redecoration services, including painting offices, fixing holes in walls, replacing ceiling tiles and more.

Think long term.

cable management done well at a workspace

Cables and wires that are left loose around the floor will most likely suffer damage. People can walk over them, animals can easily chew on them, etc. Extend the life of your cables and wires by having proper cable management. Plus, save money on not having to replace cables repeatedly.

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