Keeping your employees and customers safe during the pandemic should be a top priority for any company running in these times. If you are still a little unsure on how best to do this then take a look at our tips below to help get you started.
Put Cleaning Routines and Stations in Place
By now you should have cleaning stations around your business premises for customers and employees. Spend some time ensuring they are in vital positions and clear for anyone to use. Having one by the entrance and exit is a must, if viable have a member of staff monitoring the door then enforce that anyone entering or exiting the building is to use the hand sanitiser provided. Then have a couple of more stations dotted around the rest of the building.
It is important to also have a detailed cleaning routine for staff to follow. At the end of each working day, you should be disinfecting all high traffic areas and items that have been touched. Having a good plan in place and enforcing it will help reduce the risk of someone catching the virus and potentially having to shut business in order to isolate.
Have the Right Equipment at Hand
So we have already covered that you need a good supply of hand sanitizers but there are other ways you can provide an added level of protection. Invest in PPE such as masks, gloves, screens, and visors, etc. It is a clear guideline set out by the government that you are required to supply this for your staff members. Take some time to search for your local suppliers, whether you need general PPE or specific to your line of work. There are many retail, hospitality, corporate, medical or, dental suppliers that can help guide you.
Working from Home
As the government keeps alliterating, where possible work from home. If you are able to offer this to your employees then we believe this is a must. Not having as many people entering the office will help reduce the risk of someone getting infected. Talk to your employees to see if working from home is possible for them, with the schools being shut your employees might appreciate being able to work from home as getting childcare is extremely difficult during this time.
Keep Everyone Updated and Informed
Most of us are keeping track of the Covid updates and press conferences, however, not everyone is as proactive in keeping up to date. So, it is down to you to update your staff members if anything changes within your business, this way you can be certain that everyone in your company is up to date and no one is putting anyone else at risk.
Keeping everyone safe is imperative to help towards battling Covid-19, remember that it is a stressful time for everyone so remember to check in on your employees’ wellbeing during these times, for tips on how to help with this check out How to Keep Employees Mentally Strong in the Post-Pandemic World