workplace infection prevention measures
All types of organisations are beginning to reopen their offices and will be looking for workplace infection prevention solutions to make the workplace as safe as possible for their staff.
The Government have issued various documents on infection prevention in the workplace, and we have put together a range of services to help you achieve these goals.
Segregating The Office Space for a more infection secure workplace
Reduce staff contact as much as possible. This will include creating a one way system around the workplace. This may be achieved by floor markings, such as changing carpet tiles to a distinct colour. This can be used to define walkways and 2 m social distance markers.
You may want to enhance this system by installing lightweight screens to help reduce the possibility of and prevent infection spread in your workplace. We have many alternatives to achieve this goal which are based upon your budget, the need for quickly repositioning the screens and the constraints of your current office structure.
Desks should be moved apart to maintain distancing, and where this is not possible screens should be used between desks. We have several options to achieve this guidance, either moving your desk arrangement for you or install floor to ceiling transparent screens using plexiglass, or desk mounted low level screens.
Where you have different teams working within the same space we recommend to divide these teams. Again this can be achieve with mid height or full height screens. You may also want to create rest rooms, particularly if you have excess floor space as possibly less staff will be on site.
We can also provide free standing directional barriers reminding staff and visitors of the welfare advice.
Common Areas Such As Corridors, Staircases And Toilets
The guidance seeks to reduce the use of these areas as much as possible. This may be achieved by encouraging staff not to leave the premises for breaks, use the stairs and not the lift and stagger arrivals and departures.
Other recommendations are to avoid the use of door handles, so we can install door hold open devices that still meet your fire emergency obligations. These are relatively economical to install in most premises.
You should also install hand sanitisers and ideally avoid touch operation equipment. We can help on all these fronts, supplying and installing the equipment and signage to guide your staff.
Cleaning Of The Workspace to prevent infection spread.
You probably already have a contract cleaner of some description depending on your size of business. We can enhance their daily cleaning. By providing deep carpet cleaning, intensive cleaning of communal areas, and chemical fogging sanitisation of the office space. All in accordance with British Standards with certification and relevant insurances.
It is imperative to use and dispose of all cleaning equipment in a precise method, particularly if any fluids are present from a suspected infected person.
We can perform the above services on a regular contract basis, in the event that your current contractors are not able to provide this level of care.
We can work with you to:
Infection Testing Areas and Equipment
You may wish to install a temperature testing station booths, where staff and visitors are able to take their temperature. The booths come with all the necessary equipment including gloves, masks and sanitisers and wipes.
Modifications to Ironmongery
It is advisable to limit the amount of surfaces an individual has to touch surfaces. This is particularly relevant to door handles. We have a range of solutions that allow ease of access that avoids contact. You can extended these solutions to cupboards and storage areas.
Facilities For Staff Clothing Storage
You may have a need for staff to store clothing/footwear and other personal belongings. We recommend the storage areas are for the sole use of an individual. Therefore we can provide off the shelf units or bespoke storage cupboards.