Way to Take Care of Your Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Singapore government is currently conducting office checks to ensure that companies are well-equipped, prepared and following safety and hygiene guidelines during Covid-19. Pandemic preparedness plans are also being implemented and updated, in case the situation becomes critical. It is prudent for employers to ensure that their workplaces are as safe as possible during Covid-19.
What you can do to keep your employees safe during Covid-19:
Ensure that the office cleaning services you use are reliable and provide a quality service. A thorough and comprehensive cleaning service is necessary to prevent the spread of disease. If you use your own employees, you may want to consider engaging more staff to help out with cleaning tasks. It would be best if you engage an office cleaning service in Singapore to ensure that no stone is left unturned, when it comes to keeping your workplace free of Covid-19.
The cleaning services should be provided in accordance with strict guidelines laid down by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Ministry of Health (MOH). These guidelines are designed to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in your workplace.
Cleaning your work premises with the right equipment and chemicals will help prevent the spread of disease. Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks, gloves and goggles is also recommended. The guidelines from NEA state that workers should not wear the same set of PPE more than once without changing it for a new one.
You should use cleaning products that are registered with NEA. These products are safe to use in a public place and are proven to be effective in eliminating germs and bacteria.
Cleaning standards should follow strict guidelines on hygiene when handling PPE, tools and cleaning materials. These include instructions on how to properly dispose of contaminated items, and how to wash hands before meals or going home for the day. Employees who work in the office building should also wash their hands after using the toilet facilities or handling personal items such as clothing or mobile phones that may have been contaminated by other people who have been infected with a virus or bacteria.
Ensure that your staff can access food quickly, so they do not have to wait long periods of time for meals during lunch breaks or at other times during the day. This will reduce the risk of them coming into contact with sick people outside their workplace who may still be able to infect them with germs or viruses from an infectious disease like Covid-19.
Provide free hand sanitizers for your employees, so they can clean their hands after using public transport, visiting a public place like a shopping mall, etc., where there is a high risk of contracting an infectious disease like Covid-19 through contact with sick people who have contracted these diseases but do not yet know it yet themselves.