The return to the workplace will not be an easy process and will not happen overnight – it will take place in stages. Lots of things may still feel unclear, however one thing that is clear is that people will expect to return to a different workplace than the one they left. A safer working environment must be in place to minimise health risks. 3S can provide your business with both the products and expertise to help create a ‘Covid-safe office’. From the moment your staff first walk through the door it must be clear that things are different; door access systems, a well-controlled reception area including sanitiser points and thermometers, barriers and instruction signage are just a few changes to make.
As and when infection rates begin to fall, companies are keen to encourage their staff back to the office. Although to do this, the office will have to change, and employees will want to be reassured that their working conditions are safe.
Some immediate solutions to creating a 'Covid-safe' office:-
· Installing door access control systems
· Barriers to ensure one-way systems
· Installing non-contact automated thermometer's at entrance points
· Fitting protective screens to your existing furniture
· Free-standing protective screens in relaxation zones
· Hygiene stations
· Installing smart lockers
· Installing UV light cleansing - ultraviolet germicidal irradiation
The long-term solutions to creating a ‘Covid-safe office’ would be a full office re-design.
An office refurbishment might be the answer for some companies, especially with smaller areas to work with. To ensure that long-term social distancing requirements are adhered to, major layout adjustments may be required. To achieve this, in many cases relaxation zones may need to be compromised to increase workstation spacing.
3S is ready to advise on design of new layouts, working practises and the supply and fit of equipment, fixtures and fittings needed for your new ‘covid-safe office’.
Please give us a call on 01604 494123 for more information on how to get started or head over to our office refurbishment and fit-out page to see a break down of what we can achieve.