Now that lockdown is finally easing, it’s time for companies to start opening back up again, meaning that employees are heading back to work. If you are a business owner, then it is going to be your job to ensure that your employees remain safe during coronavirus. If you don’t know how to do this, then it’s a good thing you have come across this article because that’s exactly what we’re going to be looking at down below. Keep reading if you want to find out more.
One of the things that you should consider is keeping your employees at home as remote workers. Obviously, this isn’t going to be possible for some companies because of the jobs that employees do, but if it is possible, it’s definitely something you should think about. Keeping your employees at home is still the safest option, and with advances in technology, it’s something that should be possible, again depending on the nature of their role. You have Cloud Technology that will help to share and edit documents in real-time, ensuring that nobody falls behind. You also have Google Hangouts, Zoom and others like this to help keep everyone connected.
If you trust your employees, then there’s no reason this shouldn’t work. If you have some employees who need to come into the office but some who can work from home, this is still better than having everyone in.
No Public Transport
If you do need your employees in the office, make sure that nobody is taking public transport. While it is open, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best option. For those employees who don’t drive and can’t get someone else to bring them into work, the best thing you can do is look into private hire vehicles for them to use. It’s the safest form of transport other than driving yourself and you are required to wear a mask in most of these vehicles, so you know the employee is as safe as possible.
Precautions Are Necessary
Finally, make sure that you are taking all the necessary precautions when they are in the office. Have hand sanitizer around so that people can clean their hands thoroughly, make sure that the desks and equipment are wiped down thoroughly each night fresh for the next day, and keep people 1m apart at all times. Masks should be worn with the exception of those who have a medical reason not to. It is important that you put all of these precautions into place so that you know you are doing everything possible to protect your staff. You don’t want an outbreak of it in your office, so ensure that if someone is displaying symptoms, they are isolating at home for 14 days. Check temperatures when employees get to the office as well as a final barrier.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now understand some of the things that you should do to ensure employee safety during Coronavirus. Good luck and we hope that your business gets back to normal as soon as possible.