The reception area is what gives your customers their first impression of your business. As well as being appealing it needs to be welcoming and functional whilst providing a safe workplace for workers and visitors. It may be a place where you provide a service or it may be a reception area where clients wait to meet the person they came to see.
Commonly the reception area will include a front counter, a waiting area with chairs, possibly a coffee table with magazines and other sundry items such as a water cooler.
AED’s will not start a heart that has stopped beating. They are designed to shock a heart that is beating irregularly (ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia) to get it back to normal rhythm. The machine works out what is required and provides instruction to first aid responders.
Automated external defibrillators are designed to be used by trained or untrained persons.
Plants are included in office fitouts for a number of reasons including to add colour, clean the air, improve productivity, reduce noise and improve employee’s moods.
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Front counters need to be designed for the purpose they are intended. From a reception desk welcoming and directing visitors to protective counters which create a safety barrier for the workers (e.g. banks and police stations).
Floor surfaces should be suitable for the work area. The choice of floor surfaces or covers will depend on the type of work carried out at the workplace, as well as the materials used during the work process.
Section 20(2) of the WHS Act 2011- The person with management or control of a workplace must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the workplace, the means of entering and exiting the workplace and anything arising from the workplace are without risks to the health and safety of any person.