Bohle has launched a highly flexible dedicated COVID-19 cough and sneeze-guard desk mounted office screen system.
Available either as a clamped or free-standing option, VetroScreen, has been developed by the glass consumables and hardware specialist as a solution to screen adjacent desks in open-plan offices.
Able to accommodate glass thicknesses of 4mm to 10mm and to a maximum height of 1000 mm, the easy-to-fit system, maximises glass pull-through.
A weighted desktop version manufactured in high quality powder coated aluminium and steel provides a solid foundation for glass screens of up to 800mm high.
An alternative clamped system, simply slides over the edges of a desk or table and can be tightened with a knurled screw, providing a secure, safe and unobtrusive fix for screens of up to 1000mm high. There is no requirement to screw into the desk so preventing permanent damage.
Dave Broxton, Managing Director Bohle said: “The clamp system offers a particularly high degree of flexibility, able to form a safe screen between desks facing each other and to the sides, protecting workers while still allowing them to see and communicate with each other as they would in a ‘normal’ office environment. The length of the screen is typically 1000mm but can be easily extended simply by adding additional clamps.
“Supplied at a highly accessible price point, they form a very simple yet highly innovative solution for creating a safer working environment at a time when protection of workers remains key.”
In addition to VetroScreen, Bohle has also developed how to guides to show how its pre-existing hardware offer can be used to make a sneeze-guard.
This includes its right-angled fixings, BO5218435 in chrome and BO5218435B black and accompanying fixings and cover plates.
These can be designed to accommodate glass thickness of between 8-10mm and weights of up to 40kg and maximum widths and heights of 1200mm X 800mm.
“Standard fixings can be applied to the delivery of a highly flexible and more permanent solution but not everyone is going to want to drill into their desks”, said Dave.
“VetroScreen, provides a less disruptive and easier to fit solution, requiring fewer processes on site, while delivering the same level of protection as permanently fixed solutions.”