Employees at your company might be working from home for the foreseeable future, but when you do open your offices again, some actions need to be put into place. The “new normal” will look a bit different when employees return, and safety should be put above all else. Here are tips for safely reopening your office.
Rethink Your Layout
The biggest change that will happen in offices across the country will likely occur with the layout. To abide by social distancing, you should consider a more open workspace with enough room between each employee. Physical barriers and larger conference rooms might be necessary as well. Putting up visual reminders for social distancing should also be a part of your new layout in the office. Do your best to work with the space you have and make the necessary changes.
Institute a Flex Schedule
One of the best ways to keep the capacity of a workplace at a minimum is to put a flex schedule into place. This includes having some employees in the office and others at home instead of trying to bring everyone back at once. Implementing phases will also prevent a crowded workplace; it’s a method your company should consider.
Perform Temperature Checks
The next tip for safely reopening your office is to perform temperature checks before allowing employees in to detect if they may have symptoms of COVID-19. You can simply use a thermometer to check someone’s temperature or use state-of-the-art technology.
Provide Easy Access To Masks and More
Part of making sure the workplace remains safe during these times is to hold employees accountable for cleaning up after themselves and following health guidelines. To make the whole process easier, companies should provide easy access to face masks, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, gloves, and anything else that can create a safe office environment.
Invest in Cleaning Services
Because the health and safety of employees have never been higher priorities, keeping office spaces clean is also at a high level of importance. Investing in professional cleaning services can keep floors clean, areas disinfected, and so much more after hours, so your employees can return to a hygienic office.