SUBJECT: BUSINESS STUDIES
TERM: 3RD TERM
TOPIC: INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE EQUIPMENT II
Office equipment are tools, machines and assets used in an office to perform the office functions. Office equipment make work in the office to be faster and easier. Office equipment could be
pieces of equipment that are used to facilitate smooth running of office work.
VARIOUS TYPES OF OFFICE EQUIPMENT
The various types of equipment use in an office are:-
OFFICE CABINET: This is a place when documents, surplus cash, and valuable items are kept for safety purpose until when their need arises. (a) It prevents documents, cash and valuable items from being stolen. (b) It prevents important items from fire explosion.
TYPEWRITER: This is a machine which prints letters on paper by means of keys.
ADVANTAGES OF TYPEWRITER
TELEPHONE: This is a machine through which information relating to an organization in question is received and given. Telephone could be digital or analogue
COMPUTER: This is an electronic machine or device which accepts data in form of input, processes it, and gives out information in the form of output. Kinds of computer are:-
ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTER
CALCULATOR: This is also called adding machine. This is an electronic, machine which performs arithmetic work of division, multiplication, subtraction, etc.
ADVANTAGES OF CALCULATOR
FAX MACHINE: This type of machine is used in a large organization, and it is used to send and receive short information for the organization.
ADVANTAGES OF FAX MACHINE
Other equipment are telex, telegram photocopy machine, etc.
i What is officer equipment?
ii State seven office equipment you know
PHOTOCOPIER: A photocopier is a machine that makes paper copies of documents or graphic materials
DUPLICATING MACHINE: This is a device which enables several copies of a document to be produced. Some office use stencil duplicating machine which make copies of document from masters. This is the cheapest means of producing a large number of copies.
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