Return to work best practice with VPS Head Of Compliance Mark Wilson

VPS pro­vide Covid com­pli­ance assess­ment and audits for com­pa­nies return­ing back to the work­place. This is to pro­vide a sum­ma­ry of sug­gest­ed actions and install equip­ment so gov­ern­ment best prac­tice guide­lines can be fol­lowed after build­ing reoccupation. 

We have asked Mark Wil­son our Head of Com­pli­ance to give us 4 key areas which should be addressed dur­ing this process.

Main Entrances & One-Way systems

One of the most impor­tant areas that needs to be address is foot­fall traf­fic enter­ing the build­ing then what hap­pens once peo­ple are inside. Upon approach­ing the prop­er­ty clear sig­nage needs to be dis­played with instruc­tion to employ­ees of pre­cau­tions which have been imple­ment­ed. Once inside a clear one-way sys­tem can be estab­lished. VPS can assist with hav­ing this mapped out pro­vid­ing an opti­mal, safe route.

Room and Wel­fare capacities 

All work, wel­fare and toi­let fac­ul­ties need to have max­i­mum capac­i­ties cal­cu­lat­ed to allow the gov­ern­ments 2m dis­tanc­ing rule to be adhered to and also not affect the one-way sys­tem that has been implemented.

PPE equip­ment and Signage

Clear sig­nage needs to be erect­ed to make sure employ­ees know what routes to take, where they can/​cannot sit, room capac­i­ties and also dis­tance mark­ers were nec­es­sary. PPE equip­ment such as IR tem­per­a­ture detec­tors at the site entrance, hand sani­tis­er sta­tions and Per­spex screens should be read­i­ly avail­able for all staff on site. As part of the com­pli­ance assess­ment VPS can sup­ply and install all rec­om­mend­ed sig­nage and equipment.

Sus­pect­ed Infec­tion Response action plan

If you do have a sus­pect­ed infec­tion on site staff should been trained and pro­vid­ed with a clear action plan which can be imple­ment­ed quick­ly, with exact­ly what steps need to be tak­en to mit­i­gate the risk of fur­ther trans­mis­sion. This should not be over com­pli­cat­ed to make sure it can be eas­i­ly remem­bered and able to be car­ried out, by any mem­ber of staff.

Thank you, Mark, for pro­vid­ing some key areas to address dur­ing a return to work imple­men­ta­tion. VPS can pro­vide a full 12-point audit of your site, with a full site risk assess­ment, map­ping of one-way sys­tems mak­ing PPE rec­om­men­da­tions and installing any nec­es­sary equip­ment. All of this is deliv­ered in a detailed report which can be referred back to through­out the process.

For more infor­ma­tion please vis­it the link below for our full suite of back to work prod­ucts and ser­vices. Or alter­na­tive­ly get in touch to book a Covid com­pli­ance assess­ment and audit.

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