The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the Coronavirus is taking a toll on commercial workplaces and their employees. The lengthy lockdown has taken a financial toll but now offices and businesses are beginning to resume work, trying to bring about some semblance of normality. However, the virus has no cure and as a result, workspaces are taking stringent measures to keep their employees safe and free from possible infection.
Handwashing and Sanitizing
WHO recommends regular handwashing and sanitization. Offices have set up hand sanitization stations that have alcohol-based sanitizers that employees, staff members, and visitors have to use before entering the premises. Also, offices have ensured that there are proper facilities for employees to wash their hands. They are reinforcing the need to wash hands to prevent the spread of the infection.
Coughing and Sneezing
Employees are also informed about the importance of covering their noses and mouths while sneezing and coughing so that it minimizes the chances of spreading the virus from an asymptomatic carrier to others.
Most offices are either letting employees work remotely or maintain a minimum of six feet distance from their colleagues if they are working in the office premises. This social distancing is one of the recommended measures by the WHO.
All surfaces that are constantly touched by employees are being cleaned and disinfected by the housekeeping staff several times a day. This minimizes possible contamination and spread of the Coronavirus.
Offices that utilize commercial security in Vancouver and other places have asked the security providers to ensure that the security personnel wear gloves, masks and use hand sanitizers to prevent contamination. Since security guards are the first point of contact when someone enters the workspace, it has become imperative to ensure that these guards take optimal preventive measures, including sanitizing desks, telephones, pens, pen stands, and other frequently touched surfaces.
Commercial security in Surrey and other neighboring cities are utilizing forehead scanners to check body temperature. If the temperature is elevated, it is a sign that the person is ill and could be infected. Such a person is prevented from entering the office premises. This onus of checking temperature rests on the security guards, who scan every person entering the premises.
While commercial workspaces have to take measures, they should also insist that their commercial security providers also ensure that their guards are educated and made aware of the importance of handwashing, sanitization, and wearing protective gear, like gloves, masks and face shields. Commercial and industrial security services in Vancouver and surrounding areas are the first line of defense in preventing the spread of Coronavirus at your workplace and hence, you should choose your security service provider carefully. That along with other tips mentioned above will protect your business from the havoc that COVID-19 can wreak.