With businesses and workplaces across the UK gradually reopening, research has revealed what Brits have hated most about working from home and our anxieties about returning to the workplace.
Business solutions specialist Bigdug has an answer to Brits’ working needs, with its brandnew, back to work and working from home bundles. The start-up kits are suitable for workplaces heading back to the office and for those still working from home.
Bigdug has seen a huge spike in consumer customers looking for PPE equipment during lockdown, with a sales uplift of over 600% for floor tapes and signage since the start of March. However, a national 2,000 person study commissioned by the company has revealed that a whopping 33 million (61%) Brits feel anxious that workplaces and businesses won’t be set be set up with enough PPE to ensure safe social distancing measures when they reopen after lockdown, and of those, over half (52%) think this is because workers won’t observe social distancing once back in the office.
One in two (51%) think that office spaces are too small for social distancing, whilst a third (34%) believe there won’t be sufficient PPE due to employers not caring about the rules. In turn, almost a tenth (9%) of those currently working from home do not feel safe returning to the office, which is most true for 45- 54 year olds (14%). As a result, one in 14 (7%) would rather work from home permanently.
For those headed back to the workplace Bigdug has developed a back to work bundle that includes a selection of social distancing equipment such as an indoor retractable belt barrier, floor marking tape, a counter and desk protection screen, disposable face masks and 4 traffic cones. It is available to purchase on Bigdug’s website for £306.
Bigdug has also created a working from home bundle (£83). It includes a pop-up home office desk as well as a pop-up junior work activity desk for children. Also included in the kit is a pop-up table top partition screen and pop-up desk divider partition screen for rectangular desks to ensure privacy.