As more and more businesses begin to return to work, it’s important that you consider how you can keep your employees safe. SMEs in particular may be wondering how best to introduce rules and systems that can ensure a safe and hygienic workplace.
Daniel Groves, business growth consultant, recently spoke to SHP about what SMEs can do to get ready for their employees to come back to their physical premises.
One of the most important elements to get right is investing in the right cleaning products. Mr Groves explained that they should meet BS EN standards to ensure that they can properly disinfect surfaces. It’s good to have cleaning products available for your staff to use, in addition to regular commercial cleaning in London.
Antibacterial gel dispensers are another addition that you should consider at your office, as this will make it easy for your team to keep their hands clean throughout the day.
Putting up signage around your business space that reminds people to social distance, wear a mask or wash their hands is also advisable. Although we’re all starting to get used to the new rules, it’s still easy to forget so it never hurts to have a visual reminder too.
Last month we explored the concept of zoning offices, which involves working out which areas of your office are high, medium or low traffic and which are high, medium or low touch zones. Doing so can help you work out which spaces need more stringent measures in place to help stop the spread of the virus.
High-traffic, high-touch zones will be the ones to focus on, as these are the areas that are most likely to become hotspots for the transmission of Covid-19.