Getting to the office
Impact of public transport – are apps available for transport usage?
Some companies using their own buses, need to think about social spacing, maybe look at an app
Many transport companies are providing masks prior to alighting, taking pressure off of Companies or employees providing their own
Not everyone can work from home
At the moment homeworking is the new norm, but it’s enforced and not necessarily by choice. If homeworking becomes the solution going forwards then what are the company’s duty of care associated with the homeworker? For example in the UK the home office still falls under the jurisdiction of the company, so it’s up to them to make sure that H&S complies both physically and mentally.
Not all of us can work from home, we accept the dog barking or the kids grabbing the microphone because of the situation but will it work going forwards? I was reading that Barclays are looking at using their retail space to compliment homeworkers as the retail space will likely to be on the high street and will avoid the need for public transport
- Use of retail spaces & should there be more localized space so not requiring long travel
- Regular mental health checks of home workers
- Consider adding a homeworking clause in employment contracts
Returning back to the office
How are companies managing now?
- Companies manually using AutoCAD to manage space for Covid return
- Singapore – building inspections are being carried out to ensure restrictions are being met
- Singapore are carrying out pre-screening & temp checks (thermal screening) on returning employees
Links to help the return
Elevators / Lifts
- How are elevators being controlled – sqt footage is being taped off in lifts, with instructions where to wait.
- How are lifts going to be requested? Security guard is controlling ‘lift’ controls
Some organizations are only allowing 2 people at a time
- How will this work between floors
- Masks being provided at entry
- The lift is being treated as an extension of the journey into work
- Use of bathroom facilities, canteen and kitchen spaces
- Shared tenanted spaces
- The cleanliness and sterility of all surfaces, handles, entry systems, even kitchen items such as kettles, taps etc
Check List to reopen offices
- To Do CO2 levels
- To Do Water flushing
- To Do A/C flush
- To Do Deep clean
- To Do Sanitizer
- To Do Masks
- To Do Regular disinfecting schedule (worktops, keyboards, mouse etc)
- To Do Clear & visible signage
- To Do Managing visitors
- To Do Managing contractors to the office space
- To Do Handling of postage
- To Do Health questionnaires for homeworkers & returning workers for monitoring purposes
- To Do Planning one way systems within the corridors
- To Do Personal hygiene expectation
3rd Party Spaces
Use of 3rd party space
Whether it’s WeeWork, Regus or another provider of space, things are going to have to change and 3rd party providers of these types of Real Estate will have to adapt their business model which may not suit all corporates. This extends to coffee shop type work and meetings, will these disappear and if so where too?
Would you like a follow up workshop?
Solutions WebCoRE Return to Work tool
Tech in the workplace
Can our Covid Tool be linked to card access control?
Yes, a download from your security system and linking to WebCoRE at a Building or Floor view, would be a simple operation
Some companies using their own transport, need to think about social spacing, maybe look at an app
We have researched this and there are battery operated Beacons which can then talk to apps providing location information. Link this to your existing booking system or our floorplan view and you have a solution – more information on our mobile booking solutions is here