Workspaces sometimes are very chaotic and noisy, which can make it difficult to get the business side of the work done. You might own or manage a warehouse, industrial facility, or some other business where there’s a lot of activity and potentially a lot of noise that would often interfere with normal business practices. Fortunately, an effective solution is available: The inplant office. Here’s a closer look at the advantages of installing one at your place of business.
Affordable Office Workspace
It is relatively affordable to place a prefabricated office inside your plant instead of building an entirely new one from the ground up. It’s just like how it’s more affordable to place a manufactured home on a vacant lot than it is to build a home on it. You can get a quality office space for between $5,000 and $10,000 or more that creates a dedicated workspace for your office staff.
You can save even more by purchasing one of several available used inplant offices and get an even better return on your investment. The offices already have electrical hookups, lighting, and everything that you need to get office work done. The walls and ceiling help to insulate the office space against the din of the activity occurring in the plant or warehouse. It also gives you some private space where employees might be given work reviews or disciplined for workplace violations. It also provides a space for interviewing prospective workers while maintaining their privacy.
Safe Space for Office Staff
Industrial workers and others who are exposed to loud noises must wear hearing protection supplied by their employers. Without hearing protection, they could develop tinnitus and lose some or all of their hearing. Office workers don’t have the same ability to wear hearing protection and still get work done. Phones need to be answered, documents written, and other work needs to be done that would be difficult or impossible to do while wearing earplugs or earmuffs. OSHA places strict limits on allowable noise levels in the workplace, and an inplant office can help to meet those limitations.
Lower the Cost of Building Office Space
The cost of building an office could significantly impact your budget. The United States is projected to build office space totaling more than $78 billion in costs in 2023 with New York City costing the most at about $600 per square foot. Those New York City offices typically are located in high rises, which greatly adds to their cost. The low side for building office space is closer to $100 per square foot, which could be even lower by installing used inplant offices instead of building new office spaces in commercial buildings.