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Hi Ho, Hi Ho… it’s back to work we go

 

Is it back to the office instead for you?  Do you have a team returning to work that you need to ensure are socially distanced and safe?  Our team is on hand to help with any commercial repairs, refurbishments or maintenance.

One of the most fundamental workplaces being re-thought and transformed is the office, as companies wrestle with bringing teams back together to work effectively whilst simultaneously eliminating the risk of COVID-19 transmission.  Pandemic-proofing offices could involve short-term fixes, new working patterns and long-term design upgrades that put hygiene at the heart of workplace planning.

The best way to plan a safe return to work is to consider the multitude of factors that impact worker safety, predict how those factors can affect each other, and develop contingencies to address potential pitfalls. Start your planning by pinpointing how to practice social distancing at work.

Things to consider:

  • Follow the rules! As businesses reopen, they must follow government guidelines
  • Businesses can implement design strategies that promote physical distancing like removing chairs, moving desks apart, adding barriers, and implementing signage throughout the workplace
  • Draw up or improve your safety and cleaning provisions to support a COVID-friendly workplace
  • Use hygiene friendly fabrics that can be cleaned with bleach throughout the office
  • Plan to modify your office before returning to work. (Empty offices make completing modifications easier and planning early gives you time to secure funds or communicate challenges with staff if the necessary modifications are outside your budget.)
  • Make a list of every known point of entry to your office. Consider these points to establish your entrance and screening protocols. If your office is part of a larger building, then you’ll also have to collaborate with building managers, security guards, or any other groups who “own” or monitor points of entry.
  • Social distancing applies to all parts of a business, not just the place where people spend most of their time, but also entrances and exits, break rooms, canteens and similar settings. These are often the most challenging areas to maintain social distancing and workers should be specifically reminded.

 

Are you a business returning to work and finding the process daunting?  Do you know what needs to be done but don’t know where to start?   We can be as involved in the project as you want us to be with the option to bring in interior specialists if needed or we can simply do the tasks you ask us to do.

Either way, you’ll see that what sets us apart from the crowd is our friendly approach and commitment to quality workmanship and safe working practices.

We understand that while we’re on your premises, the standard and behaviour of our workmanship directly reflects on your brand. That’s why it’s so important that you work with a company that doesn’t cut corners and is fully committed to quality, professionalism and safety.

Since the beginning of the outbreak and subsequent lockdown, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we remain compliant with the current restrictions and Government advice.  More information on how we are currently operating can be found here.

Find out how we could support you: https://www.nmservices.co.uk/services/ or call us on 0330 113 1117 today!

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