KEEPING YOUR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS SAFE
A Guide to Social Distancing
Social Distancing is something that is here to stay for quite some considerable time or even permanently.
Guidelines state that in the workplace all employers need to confirm that they have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m
distance in the workplace.
There are various ways of doing this but whilst the reliance is actually on the individual to ensure it happens there are a number of steps and things that the employer can and should do to ensure they have complied and taken all reasonable steps.
Staff Need to be 2m apart at all times - this can be supported with clear signage, walkways, matting, screens and dividers as well as changing the business layout and walkway flows.VIEW SIGNS & MATS
SUPPORT WITH PPE
Where the 2m distance rule is difficult to support then supplying PPE and using screens to separate staff are required
The Government state that all employers must conform to the below statement and if not then they would be responsible for any infections contracted by employees at their workplace:
Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk
3 WAYS OF HELPING ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IN PLACE
Clear signs and walkways reminding staff of the rules and also where to walk are necessary which will show clear 2m distance compliance.
We have a range of floor markers, wall signs, printed social distance matting, floor tape and posters all available in web shop.
SCREENS AND DIVIDERS
Where staff cannot alway be 2m apart then they can be separated by dividers, partitions and screens.
We have free standing dividers and partitions to separate walkways and open areas and help create single way traffic. We also have dividers and screens for workstations and desk areas.
It may be that with the current layout and set up of your workplace, whether it be an Office, a Factory, a Warehouse or a Building site then some major changes in layout are needed to ensure Social Distancing is observed. We have a project team that can assist with temporary or permanent redesign and compliance.