You rely on your employees to do great things—to innovate and elevate your company. And with this lockdown coming to an end, you may start to consider welcoming your team back at work. But are you ready? Have you taken the right precautions to create a safe and sterile workplace?
Space Refinery is working with companies of all sizes to help them develop COVID-19 workspace readiness plans. We focus on creating workspaces that practice social distancing, safe space planning, and other measures to reduce the risk of transmission in the workplace.
Why do you need a COVID-19 workspace readiness plan?
Your teams need to feel safe and secure to do their best work. But your office wasn’t designed to be a safe place during a pandemic, and your team hasn’t been trained for that either. You usually grab the same door handles, sit next to each other, don’t clean your desk after using it… You just act normally.
But during a pandemic, it can be dangerous.
With the help of our team of specialists, you can prepare your workspace & workforce to take advantage of all the benefits that your office offers while staying perfectly safe. We’ll help you meet the government’s COVID-19 regulations without sacrificing what makes your workspace so special in the first place.
COVID-19 and the Workplace: What You Need to Know
Here are some of the important recommendations that you should follow to create a safe workspace:
Ensuring team members sit at least 1.5 meters apart
Marking this minimal distance using signs, ribbons, and barriers
Creating a circulation plan that ensures safe movement throughout the workspace
Limiting the number of people that can access a meeting room or shared space simultaneously
Implementing strict hygiene standards, including hand washing and sanitizing
Providing access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when safe distances cannot be maintained
Making all of these changes on your own can be difficult. And that’s why we offer our help.
Our COVID-19 workspace readiness plan will help you bring your workspace up to speed, protect your employees (and customers), and reduce the spread of the virus.
We meet (remotely)
We’ll analyze your current workspace and figure out the best ways to implement meaningful changes.
We survey your workforce
Our team will get to know your workforce to understand the challenges you are facing and assess the impact new measures could have on your operations.
We design your solution
We’ll then design tailored solutions that empower your teams to do what they do best while staying safe.
The solution is implemented
And finally, we’ll help you to implement all the changes that we recommend and make sure to create a hassle-free experience.
How exactly can we help you?
Proper space planning is a powerful weapon against COVID-19. We’ll use your floor plan to determine where your team members can work safely and help you to use your space smartly.
Social distancing plan
Your employees must stay 1.5 meters apart. Our team will map out potential danger zones and help you create a plan that keeps your teams safe without affecting their ability to collaborate.
Reducing touch points
Everyday objects like elevator buttons, door knobs, or coffee machines can lead to the spread of COVID-19. We’ll propose fixes that reduce the amount of contacts with these touch points.
Workspaces should be used at a maximum of 25% of their full capacity. Our team will help you with shift planning and introduce you to essential digital tools that will increase your WFH efficiency.
Informing your team
We have all seen hundreds of posters that explain safety rules, and it may be boring, but it is the main reason we started being more careful. Let us help you to communicate these rules once more in a friendly manner.
You are moving heaven and earth to keep your team safe, and they should know it. We’ll help you to communicate these changes so everyone can see their fears are addressed and they’re safe.
You must ensure that your workplace is properly cleaned and sanitized. We can help you to increase cleaning and reschedule your shifts during the day so your team sees it happening.
Are you looking for new furniture? We are here to help. Our knowledge and experience with interior materials will ensure your surfaces are easy to clean and wear-and-tear resistant.