Avoid Messy Cables with Effective Desk Cable Management

Desk Cable Management

Avoid Messy Cables with Effective Desk Cable Management

At Ergomotion, our specialty is ergonomics (hence the name).

With many of us spending much of our time seated in offices, it’s becoming more and more important that our office furniture is designed in a way that promotes physical health and wellbeing.

However, standing desks aren’t the only piece of equipment that’s helping to make a safer, healthier, and more productive workplace.

For instance, have you ever thought about desk cable management?

Ergomotion explains how your loose cords can be contained, ensuring effective and safe cable management.


The importance of desk cable management

You take measures to keep your desk clear. There’s plenty of room to write notes, and all your folders, letters, and papers are neatly organised.

You pride yourself on taking a few minutes at the end of each day to tidy your desk, ensuring it’s clean when you come in the next day.

Behind your desk however? As much as you might hate to admit it… it’s a completely different story!

It isn’t uncommon for the back of your desk to be a tangled mess of cables and wires.

This is a major problem, as loose cables and wires:

  • Add confusion to your cabling situation
  • Create tripping hazards
  • Can get eaten up by chair wheels
  • Don’t look good, plain and simple

And the problem gets even worse if you opt for an electric sit-stand desk, as unorganised cables can result in computers and monitors coming loose every time you adjust your desk.

It’s a problem most office workers are intimately familiar with – but for whatever reason, put up with it.

Luckily for you, there’s a solution: desk cable trays.

Introducing: desk cable trays

The modern workstation is more than just a table – it’s a centre of devices and computers that are millions of times more powerful than the systems that took humans to the moon.

Of course, there’s just one small problem: as the modern office has gotten more advanced, the number of wires, cables and cords has skyrocketed.

Desk cable trays offer a simple, set-and-forget way of protecting you from injury AND your office equipment from avoidable damage.

If you’re looking for desk cable management solutions, these simple yet effective trays might hold the answer!

Cable Trays

Eliminate tangles

Computer cables, HDMI cables, ethernet cables, power cords – let’s face it, underneath your desk can be a confusing mess.

Not only does this make plugging and unplugging office equipment a pain, but if you run into a computer problem, it makes maintenance considerably harder!

Desk cable trays help you organise and manage all the cords underneath your desk. Not only is it tidier, but it also makes sorting out problems with your office computers a lot easier.

Protect yourself from tripping hazards

In addition to organising your cables, desk cable trays also keep your cables nice and organised.

Most importantly, they also keep them out of the way, reducing the chances of accidentally tripping over a loose wire.

This is especially important if you’re in a management role. As the more senior member of staff, you have many OH&S obligations you need to meet, as well as a duty of care towards your employees.

As such, we strongly recommend investing in desk cable trays for your team and their office equipment!

How cable trays protect your office equipment

Loose cables aren’t just a tripping hazard – they can also damage your equipment!

It’s easy for loose cables to get caught on people’s feet or stuck in the wheels of an office chair.

You get up to go to the break room or to talk to a coworker and next thing you know, you’ve yanked or pulled your cables out.

This can damage or tear cables and cords, and even potentially cause your monitor to go crashing to the ground.

Desk tray cables take all your loose wires and cables and keeps them away from feet and chairs. This prevents damage, and extends the lifespan of your office equipment.

Minimise the amount of cabling needed

Do you really need a cable that’s 3 metres long? Not necessarily!

We’ll let you in on a secret: desk cable trays don’t just hold cables. At Ergomotion, we build cable management devices designed for a high-powered workplace.

This goes beyond trays to hold loose cables and wires – if you want, you can have power boards and sockets built into your cable trays or desk.

By building power sources and data ports into your office furniture, we can eliminate the need for long cables and cords.

Combine that with the inherent advantages of using cable trays and you can almost eliminate exposed cabling altogether!

Solve your cable headache with Ergomotion’s cable trays

There are a lot of considerations that go into building a safe and comfortable office. One of those is your data cable management.

Luckily for you, Ergomotion can help with that.

Need a custom solution? Whether you want bespoke office furniture made from scratch or existing equipment retrofitted with the latest in ergonomic features, our team is more than happy to help.

Explore our complete range of ergonomic office equipment, including:

Give us a call today – our team can be reached on (03) 9579 1454 – alternatively, click here to get in touch with us online.

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Guy Director
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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