There are many people that you need to protect in your workplace and more often than not, your server room techs are priority. You need to therefore install a raised floor in your computer room. The reason for this is that you need to make sure that your server maintenance still get conducted and your company stays connected. As much as you cannot afford to have your tech support getting injured, you can also not afford to have any of your server cables damaged either, so there are a few reasons for you to install a raised floor in your computer room.
The primary reasons for installing a raised floor
Some of the most important reasons for installing a raised floor are:
- You can improve the general flexibility and efficiency with which your cabling and other equipment is installed. It can be installed in any way, as it will have no effect on anyone who needs to be in the room. Sometimes if you install equipment incorrectly, it can prove to be much more of a safety hazard than if you just install a floor under which they can simply be.
- The floor increases air circulation, meaning better cooling. Most computer equipment needs to have some sort of ventilation or cooling, as it tends to overheat very quickly. Overheated equipment results in malfunctioning computers and also increases the risk of sparks flying and people getting burnt if they come into contact with it. A raised floor however leaves a nice cool space in which the equipment can exist, meaning that it gives the equipment lots of cooling time and also extends its life substantially.
- The raised floor will protect the interconnected power cables and power points. If there are fewer places for people to trip over your equipment, your workplace will be safer and your equipment will also last longer, too. You will also not fall foul of power point sparks.
- The best safety reason of course has to be the fact that with the cables installed, you will be able to almost entirely eliminate tripping hazards in your office and server space. Should you need to perform maintenance on any one of your cable networks, you can simply lift one of the access floor boards and make sure that you do your maintenance and return it. Access flooring provides you with easy and convenient access to your cables at all times.