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The Top H&S Products Every Office Needs To Reopen Safely

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As the UK slowly starts to reopen its shops and other spaces after the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s understandable that many office managers will be considering how they can get their workplace back up and running again.

pexels 4114725One key factor that you need to consider is how you can ensure the health and safety of your staff and any visitors who might come to your office.
To help, we’ve put together a list of the health and safety products that your office needs to keep everyone safe and happy.

Handwashing Stations

Washing your hands regularly, particularly after eating or touching your face, is the best way to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. As such, you need to ensure that your team has access to handwashing stations in your office. Consider adding a washbasin to all communal areas, so that staff have easy access to sinks and handsoap at all times.

Hand Sanitiser

For smaller offices, and those businesses that don’t have the funds to install additional sinks and plumbing, hand sanitiser stations are the ideal substitute. Install automatic, motion sensor powered dispensers so that users don’t have to touch them and can keep themselves completely germ-free all day.

Fire Alarms

It’s not just hygiene products and social distancing gadgets that your office needs; you also need to go back to basics and make sure every aspect of its health and safety is up to date. Any safe office should have fire alarms, but after months unoccupied yours might have simply run out of battery or started to break. Depending on if you are based in one office location or have multiple offices, choosing a local or nationwide approved fire safety company might be an option. For example, this provider helps install fire alarm systems and has engineers located throughout UK.

No-Touch Door Handles

pexels 3974140Door handles carry a lot of germs and bacteria, and it can be difficult to encourage everyone in your office to wipe each door handle after every use. Instead, consider installing automatic doors or door handles that can be opened using your elbow to foot. If this is too expensive and time-consuming, then you could provide all of your staff with door hooks, which will allow them to open door handles with a hook that is attached to the crook of their arm.

Social Distancing Markers

Government guidelines are being relaxed, but you still need to make sure that your staff stay as far apart as possible when they’re in the office to reduce the chances of them spreading the virus. As well as moving desks and allowing fewer staff to occupy any given space, you also need to put down markers to make it completely clear where employees can and cannot stand. Use duct tape or clear signage to make it obvious where staff need to stand to keep themselves safe.

Clear Screens And Barriers

As well as social distancing markers, you should also consider adding clear screens around the desks in your office, so that no excess spittle or bodily fluids will fly around and potentially carry the Coronavirus or any other diseases. Make sure that the screens are completely clear so that they don’t hamper your staff members’ visibility, allowing them to work both safely and productively during this challenging situation.

Reopening your offices after such a long shutdown might seem like a daunting task, but all it requires is organisation and caution to ensure that you do it right. This list of health and safety products should act as a checklist and help you to ensure the ongoing safety of your team, even after the current crisis ends.




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Published on: 25th June 2020

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