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Happy and Healthy in 2017


 
With the start of a new year comes the opportunity to work in a healthy workplace.

Studies show that many adults spend up to 70% of their waking hours sitting down and have little to no physical activity in their daily lives. Below are five (5) simple steps you can do to improve your work environment:
  1. Find your natural posture:
    • Feet on the floor in front of you, hands on your lap, shoulders relaxed and leaned back slightly. This should feel comfortable.
  2. Mouse and keyboard placement:
    • Elbows should be around 90 degrees to your mouse and keyboard and wrists should be extended straight, not bent up or down.
  3. Position your screen(s):
    • Distance: sit back and extend your arm, your fingers should brush the monitor
    • Height: close your eyes, open them, your site should land on the address bar of your web browser when at the correct height
  4. Adjust your chair:
    • Shape: is your back straight and supported?
    • Length: when sitting comfortably there should be about a fist size of space between the chair and your leg
    • Height: your feet should be flat on the floor when sitting
  5. Get up and move!
    • An ergonomic workspace can only go so far! Physical activity is still a crucial part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Don’t forget to get up and stretch every hour.

Need help choosing some ergonomic products? Here's 5 great products from Equip.

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Please remember that we offer free written proposals incorporating design, space utilisation, storage, ergonomic requirements and OH&S standards.

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Pre-Christmas, Holiday Period and January 2017 for Delivery and Install


 
BE SMART. ORGANISE DELIVERY & INSTALLATION OVER THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR BREAK.

We've listed our Top 10 'in-stock' products below. Talk to us today about how we can deliver and install while your office is quiet and there are less interruptions. We are working all through December and January. It's time to get organised for 2017.

Please note that we’ll be closed from 5.00pm on Friday 23rd December and re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. Wishing all our customers a very happy and safe holiday season.

Merry Christmas from all at Equip Office Furniture!





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Pre-Christmas Delivery and Installation

Pre-Christmas Delivery
 
TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ORGANISE DELIVERY & INSTALLATION BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Did you know that you can still order Custom Made Office Furniture for delivery and installation prior to Christmas? But you’ll need to be quick!

From chairs to workstations, now is a great time to get your office organised and ready for 2017.

Take a look at some exciting Equip products below:


SPEKTRUM LINEAR WORKSTATIONS


The contemporary and sleek Spektrum Linear range provides a refined and smart prominence for the Executive Office. For those individual tasks at hand, Spektrum Linear uses appealing design elements to create a retreat to allow for concentration on individual tasks, allowing focus without distraction. View this range »
H6000 EXECUTIVE DESK RANGE

H6000 is a distinctive range of Melamine furniture that uses matching colours, woodgrains and textures to create a unique office environment. With a vast range of storage units and accessories H6000 will provide all the answers for any office fit out. H6000 can also be Custom Made to your exact requirements. View this range »



APOLLO EXECUTIVE CHAIR WITH LUMBAR PUMP

The Apollo is a robust, slim line chair, designed with superior comfort in mind by Mark Ayache, Ivars Design Italy. Complete with GECA and AFRDI 6 certifications, it is ideal for both task and executive applications. The Apollo is rated to 135kg comes with a 10 year warranty.

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EVOLUTION EXECUTIVE HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESKS


Evolution offers a desk top range from 750mm to 1200mm within seconds by the push of a button to allow sitting or standing at the users discretion. The desk height is electronically displayed and there are 3 memory buttons conveniently located beneath the desktop. The storage compartments are fitted with top quality Blum components and come with touch panel drawers. View this range »
DESIGNER STORAGE MOBILE PEDESTALS

Whether you need functional, everyday furniture, or modern inspirational furniture, our carefully developed Designer Storage range will provide your ultimate solution. The Designer Storage range is available in a huge range of exciting colours and is available for fast delivery Australia wide.

View the range »




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Office Fitout Tips for the Modern Workplace

Office Fitout Tips for the Modern Workplace
 
FUNCTIONALITY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS AESTHETIC

...and those who can embrace both in office design are really getting somewhere! When designing a truly valuable office space, ensuring it is workable for those using the space is so key. So often we witness a work place designed for stunning aesthetic and innovative design. So often that design lacks the underlying functionality that will make it last.

The key take-away? A great aesthetic office design will attract talent, boost engagement and encourage higher quality work. An underlying functionality built into the design will make sure that work energy is harnessed and sustainable.

OFFICES STILL NEED QUIET SPACE & MEETING ROOMS

While the modern workplace has seen a shift towards open plan working, there will always be the need for quiet spaces and meeting rooms. Even the most social of colleagues will need at some stage to really focus on the task at hand and best way to do this is to find a quiet place to work. The meeting rooms in this project are designed with acoustic wall panels for a quieter environment and glass partitions to ensure natural light. Modern teams love coming together in open places, breakout areas, banquettes and collaboration tables. However some teamwork calls for a semi-closed in place to cut out all distractions and allow good quality team work for maximum success.

The key office fitout tips here: ensure the office space accommodates a number of working styles, from open plan to team meeting rooms, individual quiet spaces and open collaboration areas.
GLASS PARTITIONS ARE IDEAL FOR CREATING A SENSE OF SPACE

Are you working on a project where you would just love some more space? An amazing transformation happens in spaces where glass is used in place of opaque finishes. Light flows through from other rooms, natural glow is reflected and the whole space gains a buoyant ambience.

Light filled spaces are invigorating and energising places for people to work and thrive. Creative minds are more open and productive in a workplace which feel spacious and open.

MODERN OFFICE DESIGNS BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

93% of Australian office workers are based in urban environments. This creates a loud call for biophilic design in the work place, that is, natural elements like sunlight and plants. With the ever growing awareness of health and well-being at work, connection to nature in the workplace has become a key requirement. Human Spaces report that “Workers in office environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight report a 20% increase in well-being, are 4% more productive and are 30% more creative”.

Key take-away? Find a way to make your modern office designs biophilic. With planter top units and indoor plant walls, incorporating more greenery into the office is a simple and effective way to boost engagement and productivity.
LUXURY FINISHES ARE THE LATEST TREND

We call it ‘workplace lux’. That touch of glamour. Luxury finishes that take the modern office to the next level. High end corporate firms are fighting a constant battle to attract and retain high end talent. Incorporating luxury finishes into the workplace joinery, seating and accessories is a simple and highly effective way to create a prestigious atmosphere and lift the workplace to the next level. Brass trims and kickers to joinery, metallic vinyls on upholstery, pure wool fabric and buttoning detail on upholstery.

These little touches of detailed craftsmanship in polished finishes are guaranteed to take an office to the next level.

The key office fitout tips here: embellish custom joinery and upholstery with luxury finish or expert craftsmanship to lift the office aesthetic and engage talented professionals by making them feel special at work every day.
OFFICE FITOUT TIPS FOR THE MODERN OFFICE (IN SUMMARY)

  • Aesthetic spaces will encourage work. Functionality will make that work sustainable
  • Quiet space and meeting rooms are still a must-have for modern office design
  • Consider glass partitions to create a sense of space
  • Maximise natural light to boost productivity
  • Bring the outdoors in to create a biophilic space
  • Incorporate luxury finishes in custom joinery and upholstery to attract and retain high end talent

** Thanks to Aspen Commercial Interiors for allowing us to reproduce this article.

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Mesh Executive Office Chairs


5 Reasons Employees Love Mesh Chairs


1. Ventilation

The primary benefit that mesh chairs offer is their ventilation. The mesh design on the chair's back enables airflow around an employee’s back, helping to keep employees cool as they sit and work.

2. Minimal Maintenance

Not only does a cooler back keep an employee drier and more comfortable, but the lack of sweat also results in less maintenance for the chair. Sweat can soak into upholstery, staining it and embedding an unpleasant odour over time. This is not an issue with mesh chairs.

3. Durability

It may be difficult to believe, but the thin fabric seat backs on mesh chairs are quite durable. The fabric is woven tightly and is strong as a result, taking many years to wear down. By contrast, fully upholstered chairs can receive tears in their upholstery and the padding can flatten, making these chairs both worn-looking and uncomfortable.

4. Style

The style of mesh chairs is also appealing to employees. Mesh chairs have a modern look, thanks to their slim profiles. They are minimalist in appearance and furnishing an office with them helps to create a feeling that the office is on the cutting edge.

5. Support

Another important benefit of mesh chairs is the support they provide to those seated in them. Most mesh chairs are ergonomically shaped, with the mesh back curved in a way that it forces an employee to sit with good posture. This ergonomic design helps keep employees comfortable throughout a working day, preventing the kind of back soreness that can negatively affect employees’ performances.

Whatever you need, we'd be happy to give you a quote. Take a look at the BRAND NEW Victory Mesh Chair and 4 other popular chairs below...
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Victory Executive Mesh Chair - available for immediate delivery and installation.


Verona Executive Mesh Chair - available for immediate delivery and installation.


Lotus Executive Mesh Chair - available for immediate delivery and installation.


Zebra Executive Mesh Chair - available for immediate delivery and installation.


Melbourne Mesh Chair - available for immediate delivery and installation.



 

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Make an impression with your Boardroom table


Make the right impression!


A boardroom table is often the focal point of a room, which means it should not only be functional and look great but it should also reflect who you are as a company. At Equip, we can create a unique piece of furniture that can elevate your business space while enhancing the décor of your office.

We can supply boardroom tables in many different shapes, and which you choose may depend on how much space you have, the shape of your room, or the type of meetings you want to achieve. Many choose our rectangular or boat-shaped tables, as they allow maximum seating capacity. However, others opt for u-shaped or v-shaped to facilitate videoconferencing. A round table promotes discussion and brainstorming.

Whatever you need, we'd be happy to give you a quote. Take a look at 4 popular tables below... Click an image for more information.



1. Eona Boardroom Tables



2. Trapeze Tables



3. Novara Timber Veneer Boardroom Tables with Express Delivery



4. Potenza Boardroom Tables with Express Delivery


 

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It's a New Year So Time To Get Organised



Consider these top 5 advantages of getting organised: 

1. You'll have more time
2. You'll feel good about your work environment
3. You'll be healthier by reducing stress
4. You’ll save money by not needing to print duplicates or replace stationery
5. You'll achieve more 


6 STORAGE PRODUCTS TO HELP YOU

Take a closer look at these popular products. Click an image for more information.

1. EQ Mobile Caddys in White Available for Immediate Delivery

2. Ausfile Tambour Cupboards with Express Delivery 



3. Ausfile Pigeon Hole Units with Express Delivery 



4. Unilock Melamine Lockers




5. EQ Mobile Pedestals In Silver & White in Stock and Available For Immediate Delivery



6. Ausfile Filing Cabinets with Express Delivery 







 

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Tax Advantages this month



DEPRECIATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS
& END OF FINANCIAL YEAR


The Australian Government continues to offer accelerated depreciation by allowing small businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $2 million to immediately deduct each asset that cost less than $20,000. The measure will apply to assets (like office furniture) acquired until 30 June 2017. A great incentive to buy!

Now is also the time to look for ways to spend your remaining Capital Expense budget. To take advantage, you need to buy before the 30th June 2016 so you can claim the benefits in your 2015/2016 tax return.*

Equip Office Furniture can help you find the right furniture for your office whether it is straight off the showroom or custom designed to suit your office.

*Equip recommends your consult your accountant on all taxation issues prior to purchase.




IN-STOCK PRODUCTS

Take a closer look at these popular in-stock products. Click an image for more information.

1. Diamond Workstations Systems with Express Delivery



2. Cruze Workstation Systems with Express Delivery



3. Status Workstation Systems with Express Delivery



4. Zebra Mesh Back Chairs with Express Delivery




5. Forte Medium Back Boardroom Chairs with Express Delivery



6. Rex Visitors Chair with Express Delivery



7. EQ Mobile Peds with Express Delivery




 

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Employers should make staff stand for 2 hours a day: experts

If you're sitting down while you're reading this, you might want to stand up.

In fact, if you're an office worker you definitely should. The risk caused by prolonged periods spent sitting down at work has led an international team of experts to call for all office-based workplaces to ensure their staff spend at least two hours each day standing or moving around in order to protect them from heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

The UK government commissioned an expert group to provide guidelines for employers about what they should be doing to look after the health of workers who are employed in largely sedentary jobs.

The team, which included an Australian expert from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, found at the very minimum workplaces should aim to ensure staff were accumulating two hours of standing or light walking during a day. Eventually, this should increase to four hours.

"In the past five years, an accelerated amount of evidence has been published on the links between sedentary living, including time at work, and the leading causes of morbidity and mortality (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers)," they wrote in the recommendations, which will be published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on Tuesdaymorning.

It is estimated that we now exert about 175 calories (732 kilojoules) less each day than we did in the 1960s, and do about 20 per cent less physical activity. On current trends, we will do 35 per cent less physical activity by 2030, the authors said.

"Most of this reduced energy expenditure has… been in the form of displacing light physical activity for sedentary behaviours and not necessarily from decreased active leisure, exercise or sporting pursuits, which have traditionally been the sole focus of many health, social and political campaigns," they wrote.

But they warned that simply installing stand-up desks might not be enough to get people moving in the office, with workplaces needing to implement long-term strategies.

Considering back, neck and muscle pain are the biggest drivers of sick-leave, any such strategies may also save companies money in the long-term because they may help sufferers, they said.

The recommendations

  • Start trying to get people standing or moving for two hours a day, then progress to four
  • Prolonged static standing positions should also be avoided
  • Adjustable desks are recommended, so people can regularly change their work position

Source: the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

SWOPPER ACTIVE SEATING



Developed and produced by aeris GmbH in Germany by husband and wife team Joseph (an engineer) and Dorle (a world famous physio) Gloeckl, the Swopper was designed to help people relieve their back and spinal problems, and overcome the challenges our bodies face with static sitting. View this product »

FIN ESD ACTIVE SIT STAND SEATING



Almost every other employee without a work desk or station has to work standing up for long periods of time. But standing over prolonged periods subjects the human body to significant stress, and is responsible for a number of complaints relating to the heart and the circulatory and musculoskeletal systems. View this product »

WORKPAD SIT STAND HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESK



The ergonomic standing desk can be used as a mobile free-standing desk at home or in an office or any environment where you need a height adjustable table. View this product »

ARISE DESKALATOR AVAILABLE JULY 18TH



Arise Deskalator sits on your existing desk and lets you change posture through the day! View this product »

EVEREST ELECTRONIC HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE 
DESKS AND WORKSTATIONS
 
Available for Immediate Delivery and Installation



The Everest Electronic Height Adjustable Desks and Workstations Range are an exciting addition to the Equip Office Furniture offering of height adjustable office stations! View this product »

MUVMAN ACTIVE SIT STAND SEATING



Sitting for longer periods of time is not good for your back, even if you have the best chair in the world. Standing is a great alternative for short periods of time, but that's it...you don't want to stand all day long! View this product »


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A Month of Diamonds at Equip

This April, to celebrate the diamond birthstone, we are showcasing our best-selling 'Diamond' Workstation & Desk range...

Diamond Workstations and Desks
Available for Immediate Delivery and Installation



Systems furniture can give you endless layout, design and location capabilities. Whether it is a modern open plan environment or a more traditional workstation configuration, Equip Office Furniture’s experienced reps can help provide functional, cost effective and visually pleasing solutions for you. View the Diamond Range »



Modern and stylish, the Diamond Executive Suite workstation features a white powder coated frame and fittings accented with Wenge Melamine Worktops with a shark nose edge. View the Executive Range »


Functional and flexible, Diamond Corner Workstations and Desks can be tailored to suit any office and décor. Features include robustly built steel frames with a white powder coated finish and durable melamine Worktops. Diamond Separation Screens can be supplied in a number of sizes, colours and configurations. View the Range »

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