Is Your Workplace Ready?

Government Guidelines for employers, employees and the self-employed on returning to work…..

Objective: To keep the workplace clean and to prevent transmission by touching contaminated surfaces

  • Frequent cleaning of work areas and equipment between uses
  • Frequent cleaning of objects and surfaces that are regularly touched eg; door handles and keyboards
  • Clearing workspaces and removing waste and belongings from the work area at the end of a shift
  • Limiting or restricting use of high-touch items and equipment eg; printers and whiteboards

Objective: To help everyone keep good hygiene through the working day

  • Using signs and posters to build awareness of good handwashing techniques with the need to increase the frequency of handwashing
  • Providing regular reminders and signage to maintain personal hygiene standards
  • Providing hand sanitiser in multiple locations in addition to washrooms
  • Setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets to ensure they are kept clean and social distancing is achieve as much as possible
  • Enhancing cleaning for busy areas
  • Providing more waste facilities and more frequent rubbish collection
  • Where possible, providing paper towels as an alternative to hand dryers in handwashing facilites

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