Is Your Office Ready For Winter?
It’s human instinct to want to go into hibernation during the winter months. The cold, damp weather and less daylight that keeps us indoors can affect everyone’s mood. However, the last thing you want is for this to have an impact on your staff’s health and productivity levels, which can also impact the bottom line of your business.
With summer pretty much over, now is the perfect time to start looking ahead and preparing your office for winter or even looking for new premises to see you through the colder months.
Before the cold weather sets in for good, you should assess and address essential maintenance issues that perhaps you’ve been putting off. These little niggles can soon become bigger problems, especially with the extreme weather, so a little expenditure now could save you money in the long run.
From loose roof tiles, clogged guttering and draughty doors and windows to loose paving stones and slippery floors, getting them fixed before the bad weather hits will help get your office ready for winter.
While you may not have the budget to fix everything like new, investing in small fixes like insulation tape and draft excluders for windows and doors will help keep drafts at bay, while investing in non-slip mats for slippery floors will help to prevent any accidents if the surface gets wet.
Stay heated and happy
Another key element of preparing for winter is ensuring your heating system is up to scratch. If you want your office to be ready for winter then your heating should work perfectly. If it isn’t and you can’t afford to fully replace it, investing in economical heaters throughout your office space will help keep everyone toasty and warm when the weather turns. In addition to this, you can also look to put up better curtains on windows that will provide more insulation to keep heat in, and may also work to offset some of the cost of additional heating.
Hot drink time
Inevitably when it’s icy cold outside, we all love nothing more than a nice hot drink to warm us from the inside out. Making sure you have a good supply of teabags, coffee and even hot chocolate in the store cupboard will make sure workers can always warm up with a nice cuppa and it’s a nice work perk to have complimentary tea to help keep up morale.
Of course, if all else fails and you feel like your office isn’t fit to survive the winter, RTC Business Park has a number of modern, stylish, well-insulated office spaces to let in Derby, available with flexible lease terms that will definitely meet your needs for winter and the rest of the year. There is no better time to get your office ready for winter.