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    What do you use for cable management on the back of teacher workstations

    I've been asked to investigate into a cable management soloution for the back of teacher computers as it is a "Health and Safety issue" I need something which is quick to install and that can take power, vga, sound network cables etc etc. Pictures, product name and where you go them from ideal. I plan to buy three diffrent soloutions to trial them and see which best works for us.

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    correction its for about 46 teacher workstations. not one

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    Velcro or cables ties FTW

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    Tried velcro and cable ties, both have their pros and cons. open to more suggestions

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    yup doube sided velcro easier to alter if yo need to than cable ties failing that i have been known just to wrap the cable round itself to shorten them to length as its free lol or even the "twizly things" tou get on new cables that normally end up in the bin

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    For retrofitting to a desk with no cable management. This, or equivalent. SIGNUM Cable trunking horizontal - IKEA combined with a holesaw and those desk-hole plastic things that I don't recall the proper name for.

    For a desk with rudimentary cable management, but it's a mess? A big spool of velcro and sometimes chipboard / wood screws to hold velcro to underside of desk.

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    We have a single wall socket panel in each room with a table infront of it. Teachers simply put the cables between the table and the wall panel to minimise the chance of tripping up on anything (if they fall they go under the table rather than where you are going to walk). If I was more OCD I would cable tie everything but I haven't ever had any complaints about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    For retrofitting to a desk with no cable management. This, or equivalent. SIGNUM Cable trunking horizontal - IKEA
    Seconded - I'm fitting them all over the school at the moment. Oddly, I couldn't find anything similar anywhere else, so Ikea was the simplest place to get them from. It turns out you can trim them to length quite easily, too, so they'll fit smaller desks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    For retrofitting to a desk with no cable management. This, or equivalent. SIGNUM Cable trunking horizontal - IKEA combined with a holesaw and those desk-hole plastic things that I don't recall the proper name for.

    For a desk with rudimentary cable management, but it's a mess? A big spool of velcro and sometimes chipboard / wood screws to hold velcro to underside of desk.
    Ooh now that is quite smart and looks semi-usable unlike the junk that many desks have, have you any pictures you can put up with it in use?

    I use slotted trunking from CPC - Slotted Trunking, Open Slot Trunking, Cable Slotted Trunking very handy stuff but won't hold your PSUs, but they could just go under it with the cables nipping in and out from it.

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    Health and Safety issue, How so?

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    We use Velcro. Not allowed to have cables running across the ground here anyways so most desks are facing the wall or sticking out from it. Velcro works great.

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    I got some of these from the local garden centre. http://www.hisltd.co.uk/Nortene-Spiral-Tree-Guard.html

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