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Signage Required For Your WorkPlace Covid 19 Plan

Signage is essential in order to keep employees safe if, and when, they return to office working post-lockdown.

What Signage Does your Office Need post-Covid?

It means that as an employer you will be abiding by government recommendations and guidelines. And, your staff will also be more likely to return to work if they know you are taking responsibility for their health seriously. Otherwise, why should they risk their health – as well as that of their families?

Actually, failing to undertake a risk assessment and carry out its findings, could result in a fine or even a two-year prison sentence for an employer with five or more staff. That’s because, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the government has insisted on social distancing in offices just as in retail and other environments where people from different households regularly come into contact.

The easiest way to ensure employees and visitors understand and adhere to the social distancing measures you have employed is to make use of different signage methods. This could be in the form of stickers, banners and/or posters, for instance. They should be obvious, easy to understand and their message clear. Not only that but your message will be clear too – our staff are important to us.

Compared to having to rearrange your entire office, stickers can be an easier compromise for social distancing measures if your office is a decent size anyhow. It is certainly less expensive to invest in stickers than to have to buy new office furniture. And, it means you will see your staff sooner – rather than later.

Different type of signage available

  • Arrows on the floor or walls can be used in offices to encourage employees and visitors to walk in a particular direction, and to keep that flow going. These could be extended to corridors and even within toilets if needed.
  • Staying within the circumference of a large circular sticker at a desk or a work station could reassure an employee that he or she is two metres away from their nearest colleague.
  • A line of floor tape in a neon yellow or other vibrant colour is a good way to indicate what is two metres within the office. It can also be used in a meeting area or other space where people are getting together, eg an office eating area.
  • An arrow or small poster can be used to direct office staff and visitors to a sanitiser. This could be within the office and, if the office has one, at reception areas too.

Stickers in particular areas

  • Toilets. Small stickers or posters reminding staff to wash their hands and use sanitiser can be used in washrooms. Not only does this have a practical application ie it reminds staff to use sanitiser after washing, but it also provides reassurance for those staff that religiously use it.
  • Lifts. Where it is unavoidable to use a lift then signage should be used to recommend where it is safe for individuals to stand in order to stay within social distancing guidelines. Tape or large location spots are usually best for this. It means the number of individuals using a lift at any given time is going to dramatically reduce.
  • Entry and exit areas. No doubt you will have experienced the need to enter and exit large supermarkets at different locations in the store. In order to accommodate safe entry and exiting, some offices will have been forced to find additional entry and exit points. These can be demonstrated using stickers and other signage arrows.

Meanwhile tape can be used for offices where there can only be one entrance and where staff or visitors should be encouraged to stick to a particular side when leaving or entering.

Get in touch!

At Metric office furniture and interiors we have been producing design and space solutions for offices for more than 50 years now.

In light of the need for office staff to maintain social distance during the Covid-19 scare, we are manufacturing a range of signage for employers to choose from. You can see this on our special ‘graphics’ page on our website www.metric-office.co.uk. To get in touch call us on 01784 456 850. You can also drop us an email via info@metric-office.co.uk

Covid 19 Government Regulations For Office Employees

Many of your staff may still be working from home but there may be others who find that impossible and need to be office-based. And, anyway, now that restrictions have been lifted to an extent, you may be considering bringing a fair number of your staff back under the one roof – whether on a part or full-time basis.

Do You Need A Covid 19 WorkPlace Risk Assessment?

So, how do you as a UK employer who is understandably keen to get back to maximum working capacity, set about ensuring staff and visitors to your office are safe? For your own sake, and those of your employers, you will obviously want to do this, of course.

Office Design Post-Covid

So, how do you as a UK employer who is understandably keen to get back to maximum working capacity, set about ensuring staff and visitors to your office are safe? For your own sake, and those of your employers, you will obviously want to do this, of course.

Signage Required For Your WorkPlace Covid 19 Plan

Signage is essential in order to keep employees safe if, and when, they return to office working post-lockdown.

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