How To Work Safely In Your Workspace Amid COVID-19

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If the start of Phase 2 has allowed your business to resume, or you’ve gained an interest in starting a new business and have secured a cheap office for rent – you must ensure you have the appropriate safety measures in place.

Despite the drop in community cases, it doesn’t mean we are completely safe from the virus just yet; we must still follow the proper steps to minimise the risk of contracting the infection among employees.

The below mentioned are some of the steps that businesses should perform amid COVID-19. It is crucial to read all the guidelines laid down here as they are related to workplace safety.

Help people to work from home

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Apart from setting up guidelines for your workplace, it is crucial to help employees who are working from home and encourage them to work effectively. Firstly, discuss the assignments allocated to the employees. Make sure the employees who are working from home are provided with the right device, such as remote access facilities and accessibility to work systems. They must be a part of all critical communication, and last but not least, their mental and physical health must be handled with utmost importance.

At the same time, the environment for employees present at the workplace matters just as well. Work+Store helps to support this objective through our workspaces which act as ancillary offices encourage team collaboration and easier management of tasks like stocktaking to packaging. Also, we ensure affordability by offering the cheapest self-storages and workspaces with all-inclusive rental costs, from our Zero Deposit Guarantee to our equipped basic facilities like a powerpoint, lighting facilities, and air conditioning. Meanwhile, flexibility also applies to our contract terms as we allow the option for short tenancy periods and the interchangement of space between various kinds of products and services within our establishment or our parent enterprise, LHN Group, where a wide selection awaits from event locations, pop-up shop location rental, and so forth.

Inculcate handwashing, cleaning, and proper hygiene procedures

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It would be best if you encouraged the employees to maximise surface cleaning and handwashing frequency. The guidelines regarding hygiene and handwashing techniques have already been shared with the workforce. It is crucial to encourage the employees so that they can follow the handwashing and hygiene guidelines diligently.

The surfaces that are touched regularly are vulnerable to more risks; hence, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of such areas must be prioritised. In addition to this, busy areas must be cleaned frequently and setting up of proper cleaning guidelines for washrooms and toilets are given importance. Employees should be provided with electric dryers or paper towels to facilitate hand drying facilities.

Ensure 2m social distancing

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Encourage employees to maintain at least 2m distance and practice social distancing. To encourage social distancing, signboards can be put up to remind individuals about social distancing norms. Refrain from allowing employees to share workstations and use floor tape to mark areas to help people maintain social distancing. Arranging for one way traffic can be another way to help people amid the pandemic.

Similarly, you need to ensure that you have chosen the right business space. For example, the availability of facilities at no additional cost within the space. With Work+Store, we are able to fulfil this requirement, not just with our standard facilities but 24/7 accessibility and CCTV surveillance in our self-storages and workspaces. Additionally, we have a plethora of locations your business can set up your workspace at, the list consisting of: Kallang, 72 Eunos, 100 Eunos, Upper Thomson, Tampines, Barley, Aljunied, Bukit Merah, Pasir Panjang, and Ang Mo Kio. To reap more savings, our Aljunied location is the perfect selection with the 2 months rent-free offer. Not to mention, a tenant will get to enjoy free Wi-Fi and utilisation of meeting rooms. If you have any questions, our friendly staff are ready to tend to your needs. Terms and conditions apply.

Manage transmission risk when employees cannot be 2m apart

When people are not able to maintain 2m distance, managing transmission risk is necessary. Consider the importance of an activity and whether it needs to be continued and find out ways on how to reduce the time of the task. Next, you can create barriers to keep people separated. Staggered work timings can also be encouraged along with arranging for side to side or back to back working.

Price is an important aspect of setting up a workspace to Work+Store; as such, we offer one of the cheapest self storages and workspaces across the nation. The availability of our sizes starts from 7 sqft until 630 sqft for standard workspaces and 88 sqft onwards for storage units. Innovatively bringing a self storage and workspace together in one space promotes efficient goods acquisition and logistics processes, altogether providing a better customer experience.

No matter how difficult the situation is, the risks can be minimised by following these safety precautions. You can start with these steps when reopening or starting a new business during COVID-19.

While it is officially stated by the government that certain businesses may resume, or you’re permitted to embark on a new business, we must still pay heed to the implemented rules and measures by the government. We highly encourage our existing tenants and new ones to be in touch with these implementations when using our spaces. When we join hands together and incorporate safety measures into our own workplaces, we are essentially contributing to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic alongside essential workers. Small steps go a long way; if each person and business entity does their part, it is possible to overcome this crisis together.

If you wish to find out more about Work+Store and our other storage options, feel free to contact us at +65 6578 9966 or WhatsApp us at (65) 8345 9966. Alternatively, you can email us at space@workstore.com.sg for more information!