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Professional Home Office Set-Up Tips

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Professional Home Office Set-Up Tips

With many people considering working from home, setting up your workstation on the kitchen table may not be the best idea, especially if you have kids at home running around. If you are now working from home, or will be soon, it is essential to have your workspace set up professionally to allow you to get the most done in your day. 

If you are still trying to work out the best set-up for your office, there are some areas to work on that will make any installation of data points, power points, and monitors much easier. 

Identify Your Needs

If you’ve never worked from home on a long-term basis before, you may not have what you need to do your work effectively. Your employer may have specific requirements for you to run particular equipment, or you may have just realised that the spare bedroom you’ve commandeered doesn’t have a working power point or is a blackspot for your internet connection. 

Consider the Environment

At work, your office space has been set up to offer the correct lighting and airflow. You may not have the same set up at home. Exposure to natural light is important as not enough can affect your physical and mental well-being, however it is equally as important to ensure your internal lighting does not cause eye strain and headaches. Often, most homes aren’t set up with the correct ceiling lights for long hours sitting at a computer. If this is you, a Sydney electrician will be able to install the correct lighting to assist. 

Phone Lines

Are you required to have a landline to work with clients from or can everything be done from your mobile? If your employer requires a landline set up, often employees will find themselves with nowhere to plug it in. Electricians can run cabling to assist with running an extra phone line. 

Electrical Equipment Installation

If your work from home situation is likely to be on-going for some time, you may need to consider the various electrical equipment that you will need daily. One area many don’t think about is installation of your monitor, audio-visual equipment, or security camera monitors you may need. Many of us work from laptops when doing the odd day at home, but that may not work long term. 

There are many other things to consider that your employer may require when working from home. If you are using your employers equipment, they may require you to have a test and tag done when the due date arises; if power points don’t seem to be working or your equipment keeps shutting down, you may need an electrician to find and repair the fault; or if you are running a lot of equipment, you may wish to install a smoke alarm to protect your family and your equipment. 

Planning on working at home in eastern Sydney? Safe N Sound Electrical provide a range of electrical services to homeowners setting up their home workspace ensuring they have a healthy workspace and don’t have to worry about electrical equipment not working. From lighting and power points through to data cabling and phone line installations, the team at Safe and Sound Electrical will have you working from the safety of your home in no time.  

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Darren electrican in Sydney for Safe N Sound electrical in a medical facility

Darren Dewerson - licensed electrician in Sydney

I started in the industry installing security alarms and CCTV camera systems 25 years ago in London. I worked on thousands of sites servicing alarm electrical systems for large building companies, schools & other locations.

When I arrived in Australia I wasn’t allowed to apply for a security licence as I was not a citizen at the time so I decided get my TAFE qualifications and retrain as an electrician which complimented my electrical assistant work in London. I have been working as an electrician in Sydney since 2005.

For just over 40 years I have been involved in all types of electrical installations, upgrades, emergency repairs and set ups.

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