Many offices are starting to return to work, and we at Gosh Projects have seen a huge increase in customers looking at various options to make the workplace as safe and secure for both staff and customers. There will be changes in the way their staff work, how they communicate and how they work with others. We are working alongside our customers to help them make the most cost-effective and appropriate choices available.
For many people, they will be concerned about the health risks following Covid-19 and many will be anxious about returning to the office. We are pleased to say that Gosh has been working alongside Chestnut Associates to ensure we have received our Covid-19 Health and Safety training and we hope this will help to ease your minds that we are able to help provide a safe and secure workplace.
We are offering Free Social Distancing surveys – this will involve a member of our team (wearing full PPE) attending your site and looking at ways to reduce risk to your staff. This could be us suggesting a different layout to the one you currently have, introducing sanitising stations or introducing glass screens between staff to ensure a safe distance.
There is currently a 2 metre rule in place, but if you’ve seen the news today you will see this is due to be 1m plus from 4th July, to help stop the spread of Covid-19 – here are some things to consider to keep the distance;
- Try to separate any banks of desks you have – this may be by using other pieces of furniture such as filing cabinets or pedestals or you may be able to change the room layout by moving desks to face windows rather than into the room.
- Create individual workspaces by using anti-viral screens. Screens can be made from acrylic, plexi-glass, MDF or glass. They are wipe clean and allow staff to keep a safe distance from others
- If it is possible, some staff could work in existing meeting rooms to increase the number of staff on site
- Introduce a one-way system – you would need to consider stairwells, lifts, coffee stations, toilets, kitchens etc
- Stop hot-desking – now is the best time to have a personal workspace or introduce a cleaning policy if you have to hot-desk
- Provide staff with PPE – this could be a personal PPE kit, sanitiser, masks, gloves etc
- Have cleaning materials readily available – antibacterial wipes, anti-viral spray or general purpose wipes
- Provide sanitiser stations throughout the building, either foot operated, free-standing or wall-mounted
- If you have a reception area or shop counter, introduce an anti-viral screen, available with a slot for documents or payments
If you would like to discuss any return to work options or would like a free survey, please get in touch with us at Gosh Projects Limited.