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It is important to have an effective and well-organised storage system in the office. The important files, documents and other relevant records need to be stored and maintained in an efficient and easy-to-access format.

One of the best options of storing files and other documents is to use filing cabinets, which are both functional and attractive. Filing cabinets are available in two main types – vertical file and lateral file.

Vertical file cabinets, as the name implies are filing cabinets with drawers placed vertically. The number of drawers found in a vertical file cabinet generally range from two to five. Lateral file cabinets are wider and suitable for offices with a large amount of floor space. The drawers of a lateral file cabinet are also bigger. Depending on the space available in your office, you can select either for your filing storage requirement.

When using filing cabinets at your workplace, one of the most important issues to consider is safety. There is a risk of the filing cabinet tipping forward with the weight of the files stored. This could occur if an employee opens up too many upper drawers at the same time. It is important to have a filing cabinet that incorporates safety features to prevent any such hazard at your workplace.

If you are in the process of purchasing a filing cabinet for your business, you must be careful that the cabinet adheres to the correct safety standards and is only made from top quality materials.