Business an ‘unusual’. Organisations are preparing to get back to work for the new normal and having to reconsider work safety.
Not withstanding the devastating human cost of COVID-19, this pandemic has turned the business world on its head.
With a quarter of businesses in the UK temporarily closed and an estimated 1 million thought to be at risk of closure. This unexpected disruption to business has changed the business landscape, possibly for good!
As lockdown slowly starts to lift and businesses are moving their focus from survival to return, many are rethinking how this next level of normal will look.
With any change like this, it brings new opportunities and could be viewed as a catalyst to explore new directions.
The government’s advice now is that people who are unable to work from home should return to work.
To get back to work safely many companies are having to reorganize processes, procedures, and their working environment to accommodate the government guidelines on social distancing.
Taking into consideration things like
• office space so colleagues can sit 2 meters apart
• one-way traffic through communal areas
• adaptations to lunchrooms, entrances, and toilet areas.
• availability of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• signs and notices to reinforce safety guidelines
At Lab Fit UK we can help you to re-organize your space and provide advice on what can be installed into your workspace to ensure that you are following government guidelines and keeping your staff safe.
THE 5 PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR WORK SAFETY
This sets out practical steps of work safety for businesses focused on 5 key points, which should be implemented as soon as it is practical:
1. Work from home, if you can
2. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment, in consultation with workers or trade unions
4. Where people cannot be 2 meters apart, manage transmission risk
5. Reinforcing cleaning processes
For further information, you can read more on the government website
All whilst maintaining or even improving customer experience or deliverables.
Companies are adopting different approaches, with millions of people around the world working remotely some businesses are opting to continue working from home and repurposing office space to maximise effective and efficient working.
We can help with any concerns you may have about safeguarding your workplace and ensure all guidelines are met for a building to become fully operational again post lockdown.
If you would like to speak with our expert team at Lab Fit on how we can assist you with changes to your working environment please get in touch 0800 196 2003