City of London Police get protection from Posturite

Security and safety are paramount to the City of London Police. The 880-strong force, backed up by 400 civilian support staff, are responsible for ensuring that the 6,000 residents who live in the ‘Square Mile’ and the 350,000 workers and tourists who pass through it daily, are able to do so without hindrance or fear.

So it followed that when the City’s police force were looking to refurbish the Wood Street offices of their scientific support unit, the safety and health of the 15 people based there was uppermost in their minds.

One team member was already suffering with back problems, and the force wanted to do what they could to not only help that person but also protect the remainder of the team from developing problems of their own.

Daniel Burns, project manager responsible for building refurbishments, sought competitive solutions from two ergonomic specialists. The contract was awarded to Posturite.

The office suite, which houses the scene of crimes and fingerprint departments, has now been fitted out with a mix of Sven Christiansen’s Brevis standard desking, Posturite’s own DeskRite height-adjustable desking, ergonomic chairs by Hag, steel storage by Triumph and shelving by Vitsoe.

In addition, Posturite replaced the flooring, put in new kitchen equipment and even restained the doors and windows.

Daniel Burns was delighted. “It was the first time I had worked with the company, but it probably won’t be the last,” he said. “Nothing seemed too much trouble for them and they kept us in touch all the way through. The people who use the offices are very happy with the outcome.”

Posturite national contracts manager Julian Millar said: “It was good to be able to demonstrate the breadth and flexibility of our service. Although we are best known as the UK’s market leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of posture-improving furniture and accessories for desk-based workers, we have also created a reliable one-stop-shop for customers by taking on responsibility for all sorts of additional products and services.

“In this case, it involved supplying and fitting flooring and kitchen equipment and doing some wood staining. But we are happy to help our customers in any ways we can.”