Assufficio, the Italian association of office furniture manufacturers, made a useful white paper with suggestions for the workplace layout in compliance with social distancing in compliance with current rules, ergonomic aspects and above all social distancing. It is entitled ““Layout ufficio e distanziamento sociale. Linee guida per la disposizione dei mobili per ufficio nel periodo post covid-19”. You can download it for free at this link (Italian language).
It is a very useful tool for returning back to the office in compliance with the physical distancing imposed by the pandemic.
The document, which was recognized by the ATS Milano Città Metropolitana, is aimed at small, medium and large companies and the Public Administration.
As specified in the preface, the document does is not a complete guide to workplace design, but offers practical indications, with draws, considering various types and dimensions of furniture.
It is highlighted that minimal precautions in the arrangement of workstations may be sufficient to guarantee the safety of people and compliance with the anti-covid directives and protocols issued by the competent authorities.
The document underlines that have been leaved out other fundamental aspects related for example to ventilation / air quality, to the hygienic / sanitary performance of materials or to the use of personal protective equipment that deserve another type of analysis.
Developed by the Assufficio Technical Commission, these guidelines also made use of the contribution of external professionals:
Francesco Bazzan, Meco Office;
Giorgio Caimi, Caimi Brevetti;
Luigi Angelo Glorini, Centrufficio Loreto;
Paola Martorana, architect;
Marco Morone, Prevention Technician;
ATS Milan Metropolitan City;
UOC PSAL Milan; Silvio Rispo, Aran;
Gianluigi Sacchetti, Frezza;
Ettore Schioppa, Unifor;
Maria Vittoria Zanoni, architect.