Creating a balanced, relaxed atmosphere in the workplace
When it comes to noise protection at work, most of the time everyone thinks of a factory, workshop or plant that is loud from machines. It is true that in many plants and factories, persistent noise levels exceed the limit value, but today almost all such workplaces provide noise protection for workers with noise-canceling earmuffs.
But what about one-room offices?
Perhaps not many people think that noise pollution can be a problem during office work, although constant background noise, such as the noise of computers, technical devices, telephones and talking to colleagues, can have serious consequences for the increasingly widespread offices. Constant noise makes it difficult to think, impairs memory, and can be detrimental to work performance.
How to protect against office noise?
It would probably not be comfortable to wear earmuffs all day for office workers, but for a healthy work environment, a solution to reduce noise is definitely needed. It is recommended to place acoustic panels on the surfaces of ceilings and walls, and we recommend sound-absorbing curtains in front of windows and larger glass surfaces. These densely woven textile home accessories can also be used as room dividers in open-plan offices. In the case of floors, with the help of acoustic carpets, we can attenuate the noise of chairs, shoe soles, shock sounds. Adequate acoustics — for intelligible and clear speech — and sound insulation are of paramount importance in meeting or lecture halls, as participants in important negotiations are unlikely to want the content of a business plan or meeting to fall into the ears of uninitiated individuals.
With noise reduction for a more creative, productive result
Unfortunately, stress has become a part of our daily lives, so we should try to create a balanced atmosphere around us where possible. A lot of people spend most of their days at work, no matter what the mood and quality of their busy working hours. Working in a good mood, in a calm and balanced environment has been proven to be more efficient and better results can be achieved. And in this, the reduction of noise and unpleasant basic noises plays a big role.
What noise level can cause problems?
According to research, at 65 decibels, the chances of a heart attack increase! This is the average noise level measured in offices. 45% of workers have difficulty concentrating even at lower values (55 - 60 decibels), but mental disorders are already experienced above 40 decibels. A quarter of Hungarians feel that their work performance and well-being are adversely affected by persistent office noise. Noise-induced hearing loss in Europe is the most common occupational disease according to surveys. The number of accidents at work is also increasing, some of which are due to hearing and / or nervous system problems due to the harmful effects of noise.
Healthy environment-healthier employees
The negative consequences of noise are also manifested in physical symptoms. They make you nervous, cause headaches, raise blood pressure, cause digestive and nervous system problems, high cholesterol, and even heart disease. Due to frequent illnesses and malaise, workers may be forced to go on sick leave or undergo medical examinations more than necessary, which may even mean that they may be out of work for several weeks or months. This can jeopardize livelihoods, and companies may have difficulty in replacing a lost employee. It is not easy to replace professionals, the training and education of new colleagues comes with an additional task. All of this can be avoided by working on noise reduction in the workplace. In a quieter, more relaxed work atmosphere, everyone can feel more comfortable, get less tired by the end of the day and work more efficiently! Strive to reduce as much noise as possible in the offices, positive results will appear in a short time.