Covid-19 has undoubtedly shaken up the status quo of many things in our lives. Working from home is becoming more of the norm, children learning through online lessons, and work social events moving to Zoom and other video calling platforms.
While a large portion of our world revolves around the internet and technology, that is not to say that everyone has been working from home during this time; whether they are unable to, or simply prefer to work in an office environment.
If you are working from an office still or are an employer searching for ways to maintain your workplace security, you are in the right place!
- Ensuring Social Distancing Measure Are in Place and Adhered to: Social distancing. Two words that we are confident that we have all become accustomed to, but which are also vital when ensuring that the workplace is a safe working environment for all who are there. By minimising the number of people in the area at one time, and implementing one-way systems and other such practices, you are working to ensure that employees are socially distancing at all times. Regularly encouraging employees to stick to these restrictions, and following them yourself to set an example, will contribute massively towards a secure and clean environment.
- Deep-Cleaning Areas Within the Workplace: Keeping ourselves and the areas we visit clean are essential when stopping the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. Numerous things can be done as a business owner to ensure the safety of yourself and your employees. Deep-cleaning surfaces and other areas of your work environments is crucial for ensuring that the workplace is sterile. While this could be done yourself with some rubber gloves and strong disinfectant, we would suggest using services provided by cleaning companies like Ideal Cleaning. Using services like these, to clean your workplace when it suits you – whether that be first thing in the morning, or at the end of the workday – you can rest assured that your workday will be disrupted in as minimal way as possible. Not to mention, you and your employees will be working in a clean environment.
- Ventilating Spaces Within the Workplace: While the first thought here is that you should have the windows open, this is not appealing during these colder winter months! Having windows open is one way of ensuring that an area is well ventilated. However, in line with current guidance from Public Health England, even having air conditioning units running provides the space with a suitable ventilation level; no chilly cold air makes its way into the workplace!
While these are but some of the suggestions that can be done to ensure a workplace’s safety, we hope that you have found them useful and insightful. Use each of them in tandem with one another, while ensuring that there is a team effort to continually clean frequently touched areas, like door handles and more, and you are sure to be keeping your workplace secure during a challenging time.