View out – alternative method of compliance for fixed workstations

In relevant spaces that include fixed workstations* (such as a built-in cash registers or reception desks) an alternative method can be used. This is based on the number of compliant workstations.

For instance, where the requirement is for 95% of the relevant area to comply, 95% of the fixed workstations must have a compliant view out, rounded up to the nearest workstation.

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Example

A retail assessment has 35 built-in cash registers, 95% of which must comply with the view out criteria.

35 x 0.95 = 33.25, rounded up to 34.

The requirement is met for this area if 34 registers comply with the criteria.

 

Where an asset includes a mix of relevant areas; both fixed workstations and flexible areas, compliance for the whole assessment must be demonstrated for all areas, as appropriate, based on either area or number.

 

*freestanding desks and other items of moveable furniture cannot be considered as fixed workstations, regardless of whether their locations are pre-determined.