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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.


09:30 – 09:45
Welcome and introduction, Ilona Chodorowska, regional director  BPCC & Dorota Kościelniak Regional Director, Colliers International

09:45 - 10:15
Modern office spaces and flexible work in the context of health regulations - Sylwia Pędzińska, Senior Partner | Director of Workplace Innovation, Coliers International
•    What modern office spaces look like and how they are used.
•    Flexible work methods.
•    Whether and how the provisions of labour law and OHS respond to contemporary trends in office and work design.

10:15 - 10:35
Workplace trends as they affect recruitment and retention of employees – Anna Król, Ekspert Hays

10:35 - 11:00
Ergonomics and health - how workplace design affects employees' well-being – Maciej Zdrodowski, Medicover

11:00 - 11:20    
The office of the future - how to fit out an office so today's employees will want to work there - Aleksandra Krawsz, Marketing & PR Manager,  Kinnarps

11:20 - 12:00
The meeting will be held in Polish and is free of charge for BPCC members and invited guests.

Participation is free of charge. Please confirm your presence by 17th July at the registration link or e-mail address: wroclaw@bpcc.org.pl

2018-07-18, 09:30 am (this event is in the past)

Venue Colliers International, Silver Tower Center, pl. Konstytucji 3 Maja 3, Wrocław
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Keywords: office, Polish health and safety regs, work place environment

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

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