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Making Your Office Safe During COVID
Life since the start of March has been so different to a life any of us could have imagined. Since the start of the global pandemic many of us have been forced to work from home or even out of our jobs entirely.
But now that the world is starting to try and put itself back together, companies all over the world are making a slow transition back to cities and to the office, and now is the time as a business owner to consider what you need to do to make your office safe for your workers.
Today we want to share with you some of the things you need to do when you go back to the office to make it better for your workers and more suited to people.
Clean every day
It is more important than ever to keep your office clean, and this means cleaning every single day. Covid is like any other virus and can be transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids, and it is crucial that you don’t allow any risk of this in your office. Clean the desks after people leave and give people wipes they can use in the mornings to wipe down everything before they use it. This ensures no germs and a healthier office.
Don’t allow use of mugs
One of the easiest ways to reduce the risk of germs spreading in your office is to not allow employees to use mugs or cutely when they come home. We all know that some people are messy and won’t clean properly, and this can pose a real risk to the rest of the people in your office. Ban the use of mugs and instead ask people to bring in their own food and drink.
Install hand sanitiser dispensers
It is important to encourage your employees to use hand sanitiser every time they leave or enter the office. Door handles are a breeding ground for germs and when your workers are going in and out of the room they can spread germs everywhere. By using hand sanitiser both inside and outside the door you can prevent the spread and make sure that your employees are safe.
Use a one way system
The main thing to consider when working in Covid conditions is minimising people’s interactions with each other. The easiest way to do this is to use a one way system to walk around the office ensuring that people aren’t bumping into each other in the corridors. All you need to do to achieve this is get some stickers of arrows and put them on the floor.
It is also important to space out your seating at least 2m when in the office. We know it is hard to do this for smaller companies however you might be best off only having skeleton staff in the office and keeping everyone else at home. Once you do this you will be able to safely spread people across the office and keep them away from each other.