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    How do you protect Cables?

    We have a number of classrooms where the set up of the teachers desk is such that there are trailling cables from the whiteboard to the desk. We have used the thin cable protectors in the past but now they want something more rugged and wider (if that makes sense).

    What do you guys use?

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    For a semi-permanent installation so flexible conduit terminated into a box either end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    For a semi-permanent installation so flexible conduit terminated into a box either end.

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    Wouldnt the conduit make a trip hazard?

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    Depends on your layout which I have no idea about.

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    Can you trunk from the box on the wall for the whiteboard round to the side of the desk that is next to the wall? if you are setup in such a manner, what are your floors like could always go under the floor tiles.

    Rubber floor conduit would be ok its that kind of speed bump looking stuff

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    Everything here is mounted to the wall. If teachers want to interface with this then their tables have to be against the wall to stop trailing wires.
    If they dont want to move their desk then the department has to fund an alternative solution.

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    I always use mini trunking on the wall. It makes the initial installation take longer but the results are worth it as it looks better and stops cables being ripped out when someone trips over them. Use the self-adhesive stuff to get it positioned properly, then secure it with screws (and suitable wall plugs) so it stays put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Depends on your layout which I have no idea about.

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    Sorry - Originally the desks were next to the wall at 90 degrees from board. cables from the wall box went straight onto the desk - no problem. Now they have moved their desks away from the wall completely and faced them towards the students. Now we have trailling cables from the wall to the desk. In some rooms the students have to walk behind the teachers desk to get out of the room. This is where the trip hazard bit comes in. We have thin rubber floor conduit but this tends to move over time as people step on it. We have tried taping it down but then it just looks nasty.

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    Only sure fire way is down under the floor then back out in a floor box OR if the floor is solid then I'd look at a channel cut into the concrete then a plate over the top to protect wires . . . bit of work but stops all the trip hazard issues.

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    Office Cable Protector something like that you can screw down then.

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    move the table back against the wall and explain that it is a H&S issue. In the middle of a H&S audit today!

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    We have used this at a couple of schools Sounds Heavenly > Products for B&O > Medium Cable Socks

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    Cable Protection | www.nbbmatting.co.uk

    Same mats as before, but cheaper.

    I also tape down these mats, but with gaffer tape that has the yellow/black hazard stripes.

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