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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org