The risks of contamination are significant with the return to active life. Pathogens such as viruses can present risks to workers’ health. The work surfaces that are most frequented are vectors of contamination.
Knowing the Pathways of Contaminants
It is essential to know how a virus can infect a workplace.
Without proper hygiene, it will be easy for the virus to enter your workplace. And its routes of access are always the following:
Inhalation Through the Respiratory Tract
The air inhaled by the workers can contain viruses risking their health.
Ingestion by the oral route
You can ingest it by accident from your hand, face, and clothes when you eat.
One employee forgot to disinfect himself, and the whole company could be contaminated during a meeting or a break.
Organize the Return to Avoid Contamination
Reorganization of Work
It is advisable to do only the company’s essential tasks and postpone those that are not yet a priority. This will reduce the risk of contamination.
The Number of Workers on Site
Even if it is for a return to the office, it is advisable to bring back only those who are essential to be present locally. The number of workers should be limited in the workplace to avoid any risk of contamination.
If it is not very important, reducing physical contact during meetings and breaks will be safer. Respect barrier gestures and social distancing. Opt for video-conference sessions.
You’ll also need to arrange with clients for contract signings and discussions.
If your company receives visitors and clients, it will be by appointment only to manage the flow and reduce the number of people waiting at the reception desk.
Precautions to Take to Preserve Hygiene
For the professional premises, it is essential to take precautions to keep good sanitary hygiene.
Precautions for Staff
It is possible that some have already been contaminated among the returning employees and those who are vulnerable. The company must therefore take several initiatives towards these people.
It is advisable, if possible, that each employee has a desk for himself if he does not work in a room where a machine cannot be moved.
For vulnerable people, it is better for them to telework. Workers who have suspected or infected relatives should also work from home.
It is also advisable to always make a campaign to sensitize the employees to maintain good practices to respect hygiene. Encourage them to keep their work environment clean.
Every employee must be responsible for the cleanliness of the company. The employer should provide the employees with all the appropriate materials: cleaning services installation of sanitary equipment.
Cleaning Your Work Area
When you arrive and leave the office, clean your workspace and everything around it, even if it is your own personal space.
The Precautions Taken by the Company
The company must be primarily responsible for the health of its employees and the cleanliness of its premises.
Cleaning of the Premises
It is recommended to contact a cleaning company. It can intervene at the request of the company and will make sure to clean everything. It is pretty normal to clean the premises regularly to keep the company hygienic.
Disinfection of the Premises
Cleaning is not enough, even less when you want to avoid the contamination of a virus. It is advisable to call a building cleaner and disinfector in this kind of period. By disinfecting, you will have a clean room and disinfect from viruses and pests.
Place a Waterproof Barrier
If having a desk for each worker and maintaining a distance is impossible, it is best to place glass barriers or plastic films to avoid physical contact.
Installation of Disinfection Booths
Clothes can carry the virus, so disinfection is required. It will be safer to disinfect before entering the building.