The far-reaching impact of COVID-19 has put employee health and safety as a top priority for businesses worldwide. Ensure your team members feel safe in the workplace with six simple steps to retrofit, reorganize and reenergize your space.
1. Develop a Schedule for Remote Work and On-Site Days
Increasing work-from-home options while reducing the number of employees in your office supports social distancing and sustains productivity. Set a schedule for working on site and remotely. Alternate who works in the office and who works from home. Stay connected via virtual meetings and ensure your technology is top quality.
2. Update Your Company Policy with Smart Protocols
Ensure every employee understands the revised health codes. Post instructions for effectively washing hands, best practices for proper hygiene, how to respect personal space when working together, and methods for cleaning surfaces and digital devices. Review your sick leave policies and ask employees to stay home when they not feeling well.
3. Establish Antibacterial Cleaning Stations
Set up cleaning stations around the office with antiseptic cleaning wipes and gel. Ensure you have enough stations to serve employees in their respective areas. Thoroughly disinfecting hands, phones, computers and surfaces can go a long way to stop the spread of unwanted contagions.
4. Employ Portable Free-Standing Desk Partitions
Arrange temporary privacy panels for social distance. Free-standing desk divers can give privacy while offering a security shield between employees. Add mobile partitions to provide more options for safe-distance work. Create makeshift meeting rooms or divide a large space into smaller areas to create more ways to meet safely.
5. Install Anti-Microbial and Easy to Clean Surfaces
Make it less likely for germs to survive by installing cleanable surfaces and use antimicrobial products in high-traffic places. Keep items on desks, tables and counters to a minimum and disinfect often.
6. Define Proper Procedures for the Cleaning Crew
Set precise procedures for meticulously cleaning your office daily. Do not assume your janitorial crew will sanitize exactly as you expect; ensure they follow CDC recommended guidelines. Provide the crew with cleaning products and tools they need, create a list of jobs to be completed and use a sign-off list to ensure completion.
Introducing these important changes can make all the difference in the health and safety of your workspace and allow every employee to flourish.
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