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Back To Work After Circuit Breaker: Safety Measures For Offices

 

The easing of the circuit breaker measures has brought much joy and optimism to businesses and the people of Singapore as we enter phase 2.

As businesses reopen offices, many organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and relevant health authorities around the world, have put out guidelines to help enterprises to operate safely. We have compiled some key pointers from their guidelines to support you in protecting your business and your employees as you reopen your office.

 

Ensuring Workplace Cleanliness And Hygiene

Authorities recommended low-cost practices aimed at preventing the spread of infections in workplaces. These procedures are vital for limiting contagious and common diseases like cold, flu and stomach bugs which results in a weaker immune system.

The WHO advises employers to make sure workplaces are clean and hygienic by disinfecting high touch areas and work surfaces regularly.

Workplaces should also promote regular and thorough hand-washing by employees, contractors and customers. Amenities and instructions for employees to wash their hands with soap and water should also be made accessible. Face masks and tissues should also be readily available and disposing them should be made easy.

 

Developing A Precautionary Attitude

Many organizations are promoting a proactive way of dealing with potential COVID-19 resurgence and hazards in workplaces.

The European Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EU-OSHA) has laid out a series of frameworks on minimizing exposure to COVID-19 at work. These frameworks guide employers on identifying and assessing occupational risks, suggesting possible solutions and implementing control measures to eliminate these risks where possible.

WHO highly recommends developing a contingency plan of what to do if someone becomes ill with suspected COVID-19 at their workplaces. This plan should be feasible and comprehensive; covering isolation, contacting family and authorities, as well as contact tracing.

 

Social Distancing And Contact Tracing

Given the highly contagious nature of the outbreak, organizations are also spacing out people where physical interactions cannot be avoided.

In Singapore, authorities are rolling out contact tracing measures through multiple channels. Apart from checking into locations via mobile devices, Singapore recommends employees at workplaces to download and activate an app that will track their proximity to other users.

The unpredictable nature of the outbreak has made it difficult for businesses to operate amid continually shifting circumstances. We hope that these simple precautions and planning will help protect your employees and your business.

As a leading contactless check-in solution for offices, GTRIIP is committed to helping businesses operate safely in light of crises like COVID-19.

GTRIIP uses mobile check-in technology to reduce physical interactions and shared surfaces in workplaces. With GTRIIP, visitors and employees can access offices by generating digital keys on their mobile devices, enhancing workplace efficiency while removing the need for face-to-face or physical interaction.

Reach out to us here: https://www.gtriip.com/consult-with-us/

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