Does your office have enough sockets?

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Offices and work spaces are often full of people, all trying to get their jobs done. But some electrical issues and problems can get in the way of this, leading to a less productive, less happy workforce. For some working environments, one of the biggest issues is a lack of available electrical outlets. So what kind of problems does this cause, and does your office have enough sockets? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From commercial properties to schools and residential homes, we provide a range of high quality electrical solutions and services. As a result, we have produced this guide to the issues surrounding socket shortages in the workplace.

Does your office have enough sockets?

If your office doesn’t have enough sockets, you will probably notice a number of issues, including;

  • Overloading of extension cables- employees are likely to use their own initiative to plug in any devices they need to use, and this often means using an extension cable. As a result, the socket the extension is plugged into can easily become overloaded, as more electrical items are plugged in. This can cause a fire to start, and is actually an important health and safety concern.
  • Socket disputes- if your employees have to share only a couple of sockets, you may notice that disputes will occur. This can harm employee relationships and cause a negative attitude in the office. It also has a negative effect on productivity and office morale
  • Layout flexibility- if you don’t have enough sockets the chances are you cant be very flexible with the layout of the office, and as your employee number increase, this can be very impractical

What can you do about it?

So, what can you do if your office does not have enough sockets? Well, it’s easy to have some additional sockets installed, and these can be fitted anywhere you need them, by a registered, qualified professional, like us here at Walker Electrical.