The National Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) identified stress as "the most significant psychological hazard in the workplace, affecting both the mental and physical well-being of people…It is causing Australian businesses over $10 billion dollars per year."
And according to Worksafe through their website (Worksafe.vic.gov.au), "stress is the second most common cause of workplace compensation claims in Australia, after manual handling."
Because of this, massage therapy and stress management clinics continue to grow across Australia to address this serious problem. As more people experience stress, professional intervention increases as well, especially to those that require a higher level of stress management and prevention. This demands for more therapy clinics, treatment facilities, and cubicles to accommodate the ever-increasing number of patients.
Portable Partitions Australia (PPA), the market-leading manufacturer and supplier of portable office partitions, was recently appointed by Claire McCardel of Bliss Chiropractic Osteopathy Pty Ltd, a massage and stress management facility out of Mentone, Victoria, to provide office partitions that can help maximize a spacious room by having two separate cubicles instead of one, while providing the privacy the patient's need.
Below is the picture of the room where therapy sessions are held. The room is obviously large enough to accommodate more than one therapy bed.
To address the requirements of the client, the suitable room partitions chosen were the Afford-A-Wall Sliding Mobile Room Divider (Polycarbonate), a 3-panel acoustic straight line sliding room divider that opens to any exact length up to 2.13 meters, which was the perfect length to cover 2 cubicles for the room, and the StraightWall Acoustic Partition Wall-Mountable (Polycarbonate),a sliding partition with wall-mounting feature, which was used in this project to serve as the wall in between the two cubicles.
Both products were made with a sound dampening feature for acoustic privacy, and a polycarbonate material with custom colour that complements the colours of the room's walls. These office partitions were later on attached to the walls using the easy-to-install wall mounting brackets for stability.