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The modern office and Polish health and safety regs: How to square the realities of today's activity-based workplace with the legal requirements?

Poland's health and safety at work regulations date back to 1998 and offices full of old-style computers with boxy cathode-ray monitors.

Today's employers, competing for skilled staff, are redesigning their workspaces to suit today's technologies and the demands of a new generation of employees. The traditional office is being replaced by activity-based workplaces, with hot-desking, shared spaces, team desks, conference spaces, phone areas, quiet rooms, brainstorming areas and a cafe/lounge. There can be seated or standing workspaces. Today's office, with spaces for collaboration, socialising, focusing or learning, is far removed from what the regulator had in mind two decades ago.

This joint meeting of the Real Estate & Construction and HR policy groups is intended to consider how employers can fit out their new offices in accordance with the law, while also considering how regulations should be changed to reflect the realities of today's work place environment.

The meeting is of importance to businesses.

Agenda:

9:45 - 10:00 Registration, morning coffee
10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and introduction, BPCC, Kinnarps

10:15 - 10:45

Current health and safety regulations as they affect the office environment - Paweł Zydkiewicz-Gronau, OHS Specialist at CBRE

10:45 - 11:05

Workplace trends as they affect recruitment and retention of employees - Małgorzata Jasińska-Dyla, CEE Managing Director, Hays Talent Solutions

11:05 - 11:25

Ergonomics and health - how workplace design affects employees' well-being – Maciej Zdrodowski, Medicover

11:25 - 11:45

The office of the future - how to fit out an office so today's employees will want to work there - Beata Osiecka, CEO Kinnarps Polska, Head of CEE Region

11:45 - 12:00

Q&A with the four presenters

12:00 - 12:30

Possibility to see the latest solutions for modern workplace in Kinnarps' showrooms

The meeting will be held in Polish and is free of charge for BPCC members and invited guests.

Policy Groups
2018-03-20, 10:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue Kinnarps, ul. Puławska 354/356, Warszawa
Organiser BPCC, Kinnarps

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At a joint meeting of the BPCC's HR, Healthcare and Real Estate policy groups, held at the Kinnarps showroom on 20 March 2018, a cross-disciplinary audience of BPCC members came to learn about the health & safety in the office in the light of latest trends in the workplace.

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