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  1. Office Procedures | Week 1 & 2
    3 Topics
    1 Quiz
  2. Imprest Account | Week 3
    2 Topics
    1 Quiz
  3. The Role of Wages and Salaries Unit | Week 4
    3 Topics
    1 Quiz
  4. Store Records | Week 5
    4 Topics
    1 Quiz
  5. Office Equipment | Week 6
    3 Topics
    1 Quiz
  6. Advertising | Week 7
    3 Topics
    1 Quiz
  7. Transport | Week 8
    6 Topics
    1 Quiz
  8. Communication | Week 9
    4 Topics
    1 Quiz

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Office Equipment

Definition of Office Equipment:

Office equipment consists of the assets and basic items, required for the smooth running of the office. They include tools, machinery, and furniture.

Equipment used in the Office:

Different types of office equipment commonly found in most offices are:

  • Typewriter.
  • Duplicating machine.
  • Photocopy machine.
  • Filling machine.
  • Stapler.
  • Stapler extractor.
  • Adding machine and calculating machine.
  • Guillotine.
  • Franking machine.
  • Computer.
  • Printer.
  • Letter opening machine.
  • Dictating machine.
  • Collating machine.
  • Perforator.
  • Fax machine.
  • Spirit duplicating machine.
  • Offset lithograph machine.
  • Digital stencil duplicator.

Uses of Office Equipment:

The following are some types of office equipment and their uses:

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paper cutter, also known as a paper guillotine or simply guillotine, is a tool often found in offices and classrooms, designed to cut a large number of paper sheets.
A perforator is a tool or machine that makes holes, or perforates, materials such as paper and cards.
Franking machine
A franking machine is a machine that automatically makes printed impressions of stamps, on letters (envelopes) or packages.
stapler is a mechanical device that joins pages of paper, or similar material, by driving a thin metal staple through the sheets.
photocopy machine
A photocopy machine is a machine that makes copies of documents, and other visual images.
Letter opening machine
Letter opening machines are devices that quickly open envelopes, so that the mail inside them, can be sorted. 
filing cabinet
A filing cabinet is used in the office to store business documents. Files are arranged in an orderly manner, so they will be easy to get hold of when needed.
paper shredder
Organisations use paper shredders to destroy private, confidential, or otherwise sensitive documents.
An electronic calculator is typically a portable electronic device, used to perform calculations, ranging from basic arithmetic to complex mathematics.

Offset lithographic machine
An offset lithographic machine is used to produce thousands of copies of documents. It produces high-quality and clear work, including brochures, letterheadings, and general commercial printing.
A guillotine is a machine that cuts paper into desired shapes and sizes.

A computer is an electronic device that accepts, processes, stores, and retrieves information when needed.



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