COVID-19 / Keeping Workplace Safe
On days when you can have better freedom, think of days when there hasn't.
With a more relaxed lockdown terms with CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order), many employees are expected to resume work. It's not difficult to imagine: Public transport will experience higher traffic, offices will resume operations with majority employees returning to work, eateries and other essential services will also encounter a larger crowd of consumers.
This has undoubtedly raised concern among citizens - "Will our effort during MCO be wasted?" "Will it caused second-wave outbreak?" It's comprehensible. However, with appropriate precautionary steps taken, we can effectively help to reduce the risk of virus transmission in an office. However, most of the pointers below are applicable to everyone.
How to Keep Our Workplace Safe?
Rule #1: As long as we practice good hygiene habits, we can effectively cease the transmission of virus or any other disease-causing bacteria and germs.
Frequent hand-washing is recommended. It is also helpful to keep a small bottle of hand sanitiser handy. Once you're exposed to other surfaces, practise good habit of washing or sanitising your hands. Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.
Keep a regular schedule to disinfect surfaces frequently exposed to touches, such as doorknobs, tables and desks.
Social distancing should be made a constant practice. Utilise the space in an office wisely and efficiently, and ensure the working desks are arranged in a layout not closer than 1 meter in distance to each other.
To implement social distancing in an office, use video conferencing as much as possible, to cut down the frequency of face-to-face meetings.
As per the terms under Movement Control Order, suspend all non-essential travels to avoid cross-border transmission.
If you're experiencing any symptom of sickness, inform your Human Resource Department immediately and seek for permission to stay home.
In a challenging period like this, it is normal to feel stressful and anxious. Please remember that you're not struggling alone, seek help whenever you feel it's too much for you to handle alone.
All of us should be on survival mode for the near future because we have to make sure we get over this crisis. - Mohandas Pai, Aarin Capital
Staying safe at workplace has become more essential than ever. Only when we're safe and healthy, we can live to create legacy.