After such a tumultuous year, business owners and employees alike are getting ready to return to the office. But, ensuring everyone’s safety in the office in this COVID Normal state is a challenge that will need to be addressed.
Here are some ideas of how to return to a neat and clean office while remaining safe and healthy.
Proper sanitation protocols must be in place
Before opening up the office, ensure that employees have been properly briefed about the precautions you are taking to keep them safe and healthy. Implement a strict management system to monitor the condition of the employees but also of your visitors. Some of the procedures could include requiring people who come in to sign into a logbook with their name, time of visit as well as temperature reading. Though simple, this helps the contact tracing process. If you work in a high-risk industry, more detailed regulations should be in place.
High-touch areas must be sanitised regularly
Doorknobs, light switches and computer keyboards harbour a lot of bacteria simply because they are handled and touched so often. The more people touch them, the higher the risk of transmission. As such, regular sanitation is vital. Using hospital-grade disinfectants is highly recommended as these are strong enough to protect against vegetative bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Encourage good hygiene
Aside from the workplace being kept clean and hygienic, the staff working should also observe proper hygiene to make everyone feel safer. Remind employees to always wash their hands and disinfect. Stock up on supplies such as soap, hand sanitisers, paper towels, tissues and face masks. Place disinfectant dispensers across the office so the employees can use them freely to wipe down their desks after use.
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A clean and neat office not only keeps the staff safe and healthy but also improves productivity. It improves the air quality, and has an impact on the team’s morale as well! A clean office inspires confidence and a happy disposition, which helps in generating better output and performance.
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