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COVID-19 Checklist: Keep safe onsite and within the workplace

COVID-19 Checklist: Keep safe onsite and within the workplace

By Carly Nichols

With the spread of the Conoravirus disease (COVID-19) we want to support you and your business through this time of uncertainty. There are things you can do right now to help protect your workplace and employees from spreading the virus and keeping your workers safe.

Below is a checklist that we encourage you to share throughout the workplace. This will act as a reminder and in effect, help create a more thoughtful discussion between employers and employees about the importance of hygiene and safety.

PERSONAL SAFETY AND HYGIENE

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Stay home if you are sick

(NSW Health, 2020)

WHEN ONSITE OR ON THE ROAD…

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser before and after your onsite visit
  • For planned onsite visits;
    • Set aside time to call customers ahead of time
    • Ask if the household is well with no flu-like symptoms
    • Inform customers that the visiting team is well with no flu-like symptoms
    • Re-book onsite visits if there are any concerns
  • Avoid shaking hands or touching your eyes, face and mouth
  • Disinfect frequently touched surface such as phones, iPads, pens, notebooks, doorknobs and tools
  • Keep a 1.5 meter distance from customers

WHEN IN THE OFFICE…

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • Avoid shaking hands or touching your eyes, face and mouth
  • Clean your work station at the start and end of the day
  • Encourage employees to work remotely where possible

THINGS TO HAVE ON YOU:

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • Wipes

(Australian Government, Department of Health, 2020)

Disclaimer This article provides a general overview and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your family doctor or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding this medical condition.

Source: NSW Government, 2020: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus-businesses.aspx
Source: Australian Government Department of Health, 2020 https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-covid-19#protect-yourself-and-others

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