Getting the show back on the road - returning to work post Covid19
This blog is a little off tune from the usual marketing content we try achieve. However, it’s even more important now that we adhere to guideline in trying to get the show back on the road.
Following Government guidelines set out in the Return to Work Safely Protocol , all employers must prepare and put systems in place before they reopen their businesses and workplaces.
Below are some key pieces of information we took from this guideline include;
Appointing at least one lead worker representative to make sure safety measures are in place and being followed.
Provide COVID-19 induction training for all staff.
Managing staff numbers for larger organisations.
Maintaining some level of remote working - Seesawing back and forth between central and remote working states is obviously hugely disruptive, but minimised by a workforce accustomed to and practicing it throughout.
Develop, consult on, communicate and implement workplace changes or policies – with respect to social distancing, employee gatherings and hygiene practices.
Update business and safety plans, including the business COVID-19 Response Plan, including how to deal with a suspected case of COVID-19 in the safety plans and appoint a dedicated manager in charge of dealing with suspected cases.
Reviewing operations - For most businesses, the nature of how they work may take many months to return to “normal”. Ensuring effective IT and platforms to enable communication, connectivity and collaboration will be essential to ensuring successful business. This point echoes the idea of seesawing between remote and centralised working.
Send out a pre-return to work form to employees before their return to work.
The form should include the following questions:
Do you have symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu like symptoms now or in the past 14 days?
Have you been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?
Are you a close contact of a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days, i.e. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes accumulative in 1 day?
Have you been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?
Have you been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time?
We hope this quick blog helped highlight some important pieces of information when it comes to trying to get back to familiar work over the coming weeks and months. #Covid19