The world was hit by a global pandemic with no warning at all. So many things happened with the arrival of the pandemic. The world population was shaken, strong economies shattered, and the whole world was thrown into an upside-down frenzy.
Luckily for us, we humans can adapt to almost any situation. One of the many adaptions we have been made to go through is the use of clear dividers and safety partitions to help us maintain a bit of normalcy.
You most likely have been seeing them around and have used them yourself. But, since you are here, it means you still have questions about them: Questions we are more than happy to answer in this read. All you have to do is stick with us to the end.
Safety Partitions – What are they?
Safety partitions are portable walls that can be placed in any location of choice. They act as barriers between any spaces for several reasons.
How They Are Used
You can use these partitions to divide spaces. Take an office, for instance, different teams can use the same office space but would have separated working areas when their spaces are divided via a safety partition.
For a very long time, these partitions have been made use of in the medical field to prevent the spread of diseases among patients staying in one room. So, you may have noticed these dividers in a hospital or clinic way before now.
Another place you most likely have seen them in use is in restaurants, however, this has been made more common in recent times. Restaurants use them for so many reasons which include providing privacy for their customers. Also, when buffet meals are served, these dividers can be used to prevent contaminants from getting on the meals when people walk by.
Now, they are also used in restaurants to curtail the spread of Covid-19. Spaces are being divided to promote social distancing and avoid more spread of the virus.
As we all know, social distancing is one of the many ways we have a fighting chance against Covid-19, therefore, every sector has to adapt to it. Read this article to learn more about social distancing. This is why you most likely will find these barriers in some reception counters now.
The safety partition simply just does what its name implies, keeps its users safe. It keeps viruses and germs at one end, protecting the other person at the other end against them.
Adjusting To Them
Safety partitions are among the many reasons we can now go to public spaces like our offices and businesses. Yet, it is something that has to be adjusted to. These barriers are placed in any area where people most likely will interact with each other. So, you will come across them a lot.
They can be made in various sizes, shapes, and even materials. If you are looking to install them in your space, then there are several options available to you. You simply need to get one that matches your needs.
For instance, if the area you want to install the barrier is a place that people want to feel like they are in an open space, then you can opt for plexiglass. But, if the area needs privacy, then an opaque or translucent solid screen will be the best choice.
However, bear in mind that to ensure viruses don’t get spread despite the safety partition, you have to clean it frequently and properly. The requirement for each material often vary. For instance, plexiglass requires more maintenance and cleaning. You can watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKONHusLSOE to learn how to properly clean plexiglass. It has a higher chance of getting foggy and scratched with time.
You can use a sanitizer to wipe and clean solid partitions. Whereas, maintaining partitions with a cloth is a lot more difficult. This is because the cloth has to be removed and washed for the dirt to go out.
What to Consider When Selecting a Safety Partition
There are so many options available to you when it comes to safety partitions. This is why certain things like location and requirements have to be considered before you make your choice.
Some options available include partitions that can be placed on desks, hung on ceilings, and full-length dividers that can be moved around a room.
Therefore, before you go for one, decide on where it will be placed and what requirement it has to suit. For instance, if full safety (floor to ceiling) is required, then a partition hanging from the ceiling will be an excellent choice. Likewise, dividers that are placed on desks are great for office spaces.
Your choice should always be based on your requirements.
In this article, we have discussed how safety partitions have helped curtail the covid-19 virus while allowing us to return to a bit of normalcy. We have also looked at what you have to consider if you are looking to install one in your space.