[P1] Describe the key features of physical resources for a selected workplace
Physical resources are the basic resources needed by a business to uphold and execute its activities. They can be said to be the ‘’base layer’’ of any organization and without them a business could not function. Physical resources include things such as buildings, materials, security, machinery and so forth. Physical resources must be managed in order to avoid wastage.
At Braeburn School there are several physical resources in which are needed to keep the school up and running efficiently and allow everyone to play their role and execute tasks on a day to day basis. Some of the physical ...view middle of the document...
The fact that there is only one photocopying machine means that is if were to ever break down the school would have no back-up. Having only one also means items for photocopying will have to be put on a waiting list whilst other things are being photocopied. It is located in a secure location within the school
Materials are well suited and plentiful for their use. Braeburn use a lot of raw materials such as wood and metal to make various things around school such as tables, chairs, play equipment and so on. The raw materials are also used for repair work where and when needed. Without raw materials it would mean Braeburn would have to buy all of its equipment if ever it needed replacing or simply needed to be bought. Having a workshop allows for equipment to be made by hand by workers which is ultimately cheaper than buying readymade equipment. The people at the workshop have a very small space in which they can work from. This makes it inefficient for them to carry out tasks as larger structures cannot be made inside as even the door is too small to get them through.
Materials are not only the raw materials used for building and crafting they include things such as pens, pencils, paper etc… the school could not run without them as they allow teachers, students and other staff members to execute their daily tasks. The school encourages recycling in order to minimize waste and act more ethically, paper is the main resource that they recycle.
When staff require equipment orders can be taken to the store room and equipment gotten. This is a quick and easy process as they sign to order. By having a store room within the school it means the school can have all the necessary supplies for emergencies and everyday usage, instead of having to go to town every time they run out of materials compared to having large quantities of materials brought in once in a while. The store room is not easily accessible from the primary school thus meaning staff requiring ordering materials will have to walk all the way to secondary
The school kitchen is equipped to suit its purpose (making food fit enough for human consumption) they have the right equipment such as fridges, gas stoves…etc. to be able to cater for the whole school.
However the kitchen is very insecure, it is in an open location which means it is exposed to the weather and bugs as well as other things from the outside world. This makes doesn’t make it hygienic as food is exposed and can get cross-contaminated which could lead to food poison and the like. Food is not stored indoors where it has been completely been sealed off and this could cause food poisoning amongst pupils in the school.
Is suited for its purpose, to be able to hold plays, musicals…etc. it is located in the middle of secondary and primary which makes it easily accessible for both parts of the school.
On the other hand when it rains the amphitheater would not be able to fulfill...