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Facilitate Safe Examinations with Ability Workplace

2020 has been a challenging year for us all, with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus demanding the widespread closure of places of education across the country. The highly transmissible virus has supported public health requirements around social distancing and strong hygienic practice – and this is particularly the case when using confined, indoor spaces. With these concerns in mind, Ability Workplace is here to play its role with a range of solutions to keep examination environments protected, comfortable and productive. 

Whilst Covid-19 has fundamentally transformed our everyday lives; parents, teachers and public leaders rightly highlighted concerns around the impact of closures across a range of parameters, from mental and physical health impacts through to social development and academic attainment. As educational institutions reopen and students prepare to complete examinations, it is essential that educational leaders take appropriate measures to ensure that examination halls and wider learning environments are as safe as possible.

Create Safe and Protected Exam Environments

The cancellation of exams as a result of Covid-19 has had a profound impact. The reopening of exam environments should therefore be welcomed cautiously, with students and pupils able to proceed in confidence that steps have been taken to protect their wellbeing and that of their families – as well as that of teachers and non-educational staff. Whilst examination guidelines will differ between regions and may change according to infection rates and local lockdowns, you can access UK Government resources on taking examinations during the Covid-19 crisis by clicking here

Here at Ability Workplace, we’re delighted to assist educational bodies in creating examination environments that place the health and wellbeing of their users at their core. We have brought together a dynamic team of experienced industry professionals who are skilled in creating examination environments that prioritise strong levels of ventilation, hygiene and infection control – all without creating unwanted distractions. The coming months will see a significant increase in students completing exams in large confined spaces, and we are confident that we can help students conclude their studies in a way which sufficiently controls contamination risk. 

Here at Ability, we realise that many institutions will be unsure of what choices to make until they understand the full range of options available to them. That’s why we’re offering FREE consultations (BOOK HERE), working within your budgetary, spatial and operational requirements to make expert recommendations which are personalised to your interior space. Whilst we’re proud to offer a comprehensive range of furniture products for sale, we also offer a range created specifically to facilitate safe examination environments:

  • Hire: Ability Furniture offers a range of individual desks which are ideal for examination environments. These products are easily cleaned and sanitised and are ideal for cycles of different year groups, subjects and classes. These products are available for hire, meaning that they can be returned after the examination period.
  • Temporary Floor Coverings: Distractions can cause lapses in concentration – something to be avoided during examinations. With our temporary floor coverings, you can ensure that your floors absorb surrounding acoustics, keeping your exam hall silent and productive. Products are easily installed, moved and cleaned.

Choose Ability: Because Exams are Stressful Enough

Examinations can be some of the most stressful experiences we go through. When you choose Ability, you can create exam environments that allow their users to proceed with minimal anxiety or trepidation. A full range of social distancing products and protective workspace solutions can be found via our website, which also includes a selection of partitions & screening items

To help education institutions facilitate safe and protected examination environments, we offer a total range of solutions, including but not limited to:

  • Screening for reception/bookings
  • Venue Liaison and preparation
  • Furniture hire
  • Temporary floor coverings
  • Fast sanitising between sittings
  • Sanitiser stands & mobile hand washing units
  • Signage & queue management products
  • Professional space planning

Educational Examinations: Let Our Team Help

Educational bodies and institutions are invited to book their FREE consultation via our CONTACT FORM, allowing us to make expert recommendations based on your spatial, budgetary and operational requirements. Interested parties are also invited to get in touch with our dedicated sales team who are on-hand to respond to a range of queries and bespoke requests. Contact us today by calling 0208 311 2800 or get in touch via email on sales@abilityfurniturehire.co.uk. Alternatively, request a callback from us and we’ll get back to you!

  • ‘Peter and Ability Hire worked quickly and efficiently to help us make our campuses Covid-19 safe in 2019.  We felt in safe and reliable hands.

    Ability Hire offer competitive prices across a range of products and services.  What really stands out, however, is the high standard of personalised customer service that they provide.  They listen carefully to our needs and respond quickly to deliver great solutions and outcomes.  I highly recommend Ability Hire.’

    Facilities Manager
  • ‘Please pass on my thanks to your team as everything, as usual, ran smoothly which makes our lives a lot easier.’

    Facilities Manager
  • ‘Thanks for everything last night ...stage was fab and your lads so friendly and fast...looking forward to the next one. Thanks again.’
    Managing Director
  • I just wanted to say everything went so well yesterday! Thank you! 

    Jordana at Barclays
  • I just wanted to thank you personally for your assistance over the last 6 months. It was an epic task to pull this off and you became a pivotal supplier, pulling all the stops out to react to our very short lead times. At all times Ability Hire has remained professional and helpful.

  • Thank you so much for all your help on this event I know it was a lot but you guys smashed it and as usual did us proud! I look forward to working with you again.

  • I know the exam desks are still with us but just wanted to drop you a line and say ‘thank you’. Ability is always a company that we can reply on to deliver what we need, where and when we need it. You are always very accommodating and accessible for any last-minute changes.

  • Many thanks for your support with last week’s client conference. The delivery was on time and efficient and the products were exactly as described and did the job perfectly. Throughout the project, you and your team have been great to work with and I look forward to working with you again soon.

  • Ability Hire were an easy company to work with.  They responded to our initial enquiry promptly, the quote was very competitive and the product delivered was on time and exactly what we ordered, the same can be said of the return and the billing process.  I would not hesitate to either use or recommend this company in the future. 

    Lesley at DBS Bank
  • ‘Please pass on my thanks to your team as everything, as usual, ran smoothly which makes our lives a lot easier.’

    Facilities Manager
  • ‘Thanks for everything last night ...stage was fab and your lads so friendly and fast...looking forward to the next one. Thanks again.’

    Managing Director
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