|5th February 2021||Member Update|
Almost a year on from the start of the pandemic, we know that majority of university staff are still working from home. The suppliers to Lot 1 of the Furniture Supply and Installation Framework are committed to supporting institution’s ‘office at home’ requirements and have confirmed, without exception, that they are able to deliver to home addresses.
Between them, the suppliers have confirmed delivery of over £1.3m ‘office at home’ furniture products since March 2020, with many producing specific “working from home” catalogues featuring products that are more suited to the home office. They have taken into consideration the challenges of delivering to home addresses where doorways are often narrower than office and university buildings and are able to install items following COVID-secure guidelines. Some items can be delivered in flat-pack/self-install format if preferred.
A safe working environment including robust and durable furniture will ensure staff can work efficiently, without worrying about their health. Many framework suppliers offer on-line workplace assessments to protect the long-term health of home workers.
Whilst we all hope to return to some more ‘normal’ way of working soon, it is inevitable that working from home on a regular basis will be more customary for many employees. By utilising the framework for your ‘office at home’ requirements, you are assured quality of product and service that cannot be guaranteed through on-line outlets.