Induction and training of manpower.
Deployment and scheduling of manpower.
Inspection of premises.
Welfare of personnel.
Linen control and laundering.
The main activities and needs of the staff.
The use density, that is, the number likely to be in any particular area at any one time.
The main traffic lanes in the building and the amount of circulation area which is required in order to give easy access to all rooms.
The space requirements within each room to allow for easy and comfortable use of the furniture and equipment.
The standard of accommodation and service which is offered and, in the case of a hotel, the category of customer which it wishes to attract.
The space which is needed to service and maintain the building.
The eye is most comfortable in uneven lighting.
The eye works at its best when the work is more brightly lit than the surrounding area.
The eye is stimulated by contrasts of tone and sparkle.
A degree of mental fatigue.
An effect on the quality and tempo of work.
Loss of worktime through sickness, for example, headaches.
Temporary loss of hearing
Most effective utilisation of space; can be fitted into awkward areas.
Can help noise insulation when placed along partition walls.
It is difficult to repair on site and it is expensive to replace.
It is relatively stable, and should not tip if correctly fitted.
In many cases, there is limited choice.