Amidst these trying times, how confident are you that you are taking all the right steps to keep your office protected from a COVID-19 outbreak?
The dreaded global pandemic didn’t only lead to disruptions in businesses as there are also more and more new suggestions on how to prevent its spread. There is even a chance that these recommendations have already affected your facilities. How do you know which one of them is the best and most effective?
When you are a business owner or office manager, you need to deal with all sorts of logistics. However, the important thing now is to ensure that your office building and its occupants are all safe. How do you do this? Here are a few tips:
Create a Safe Workplace
Of course, your top priority is and will always be the safety of your employees, clients, partners, and other stakeholders. If possible, employees can work from home to promote better physical distancing in your workplace.
But, for those who can’t work from home, the best thing you can do is to keep the workplace safe and stop the infectious disease from spreading through observing some measures. These include the following:
· Dedicating different entrances for visitors and employees.
· Splitting your employees into sets of days or shifts so work so that there will be fewer people staying in the building at any given time.
· Temporarily suspending building security passes or fobs if your staff should be home.
Set Points and Alter Operating Procedures to Reduce Building Occupancy
If your office is empty at the moment and all its occupants work from home, the building should be set to a lower load so you can avoid having unnecessary expenses for utilities. This is the time for you to check light, water heater and HVAC settings to conserve energy. It doesn’t make sense to continue paying for the cooling or heating of an empty building. If everything runs at low period levels, your systems can continue to function and work in proper order with no need to overpay for facilities.
Ensure That You Have Updated Emergency Systems
You probably don’t have much access to your office as you want and it can be impossible to manage it from home. Among the things you can do is to check to ensure that every emergency system is working properly so the right personnel will be notified in case an emergency happens.
Offer Sanitizing Options for Building Occupants
High-touch surfaces and sanitizing hands are two methods of preventing the disease from spreading. If your building houses an important business, there is a chance that your occupants might be worried of ensuring their safety and that of their business. The perfect help you can give is to provide sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer to all occupants of your commercial building as well as their visitors.
Let Courtesy Building Services Inc. Take Care of Your Office
As there are plenty of necessary protocols for keeping your office protected from the threats of this virus, allow us at Courtesy Building Services Inc. to keep up with this escalating outbreak of the virus and keep your building sanitized for you.