Covid screen system

Bohle has launched a flexible dedicated Covid-19 cough and sneeze guard desk-mounted office screen system.

Available either as a clamped or free-standing option, VetroScreen was developed by the glass consumables and hardware company as a solution to screen adjacent desks in open-plan offices.

VetroScreen can accommodate glass thicknesses of 4mm-10mm and a maximum height of 1,000mm. A weighted desktop version manufactured in high-quality powder-coated aluminium and steel provides a solid foundation for glass screens of up to 800mm high.

An alternative clamped system slides over the edges of a desk or table and can be tightened with a knurled screw, providing a secure, safe and unobtrusive fix for screens of up to 1,000mm high. There is no requirement to screw into the desk.

Dave Broxton, managing director of Bohle, said: “The clamp system offers a particularly high degree of flexibility, able to form a safe screen between desks facing each other and to the sides, protecting workers while still allowing them to see and communicate with each other as they would in a ‘normal’ office environment. The length of the screen is typically 1,000mm but can be easily extended simply by adding additional clamps.”

Bohle has also produced how-to guides to show how its pre-existing hardware offer can be used to make a sneeze-guard.

This includes its right-angled fixings, BO5218435 in chrome, and BO5218435B black and accompanying fixings and cover plates.

These can be designed to accommodate glass thickness of between 8mm and 10mm and weights of up to 40kg and maximum widths and heights of 1,200mm x 800mm.

“Standard fixings can be applied to the delivery of a highly flexible and more permanent solution but not everyone is going to want to drill into their desks,” Dave said.

“VetroScreen, provides a less disruptive and easier-to-fit solution, requiring fewer processes on site, while delivering the same level of protection as permanently fixed solutions.”