5 Best Practices Post Covid-19 for Businesses and Workplaces

It’s great that the country’s economy has opened up after the pandemic. However, businesses and companies should not let up in taking steps to safeguard employees and customers from the new virus strain. Here are 5 practices you should consider implementing:

  1. Precautionary procedures

Employers should provide free masks and hand sanitisers for employees. Social distancing must still be observed at workplaces and business premises. Monitoring systems such as temperature camera and crowd control are essential to lower the risk of virus infection among employees and customers.

  1. Thorough cleaning processes

All workplaces should be cleaned more frequently with focus on high-contact surfaces including door knobs, light switches, tables and keyboards. Fitting rooms at retail shops should be cleaned between each use. Restaurants can opt to use disposable menus and utensils. Additional disinfection measures should be required in kitchens. Rigorous cleaning procedures must be put in place at hotels for the safety of staff and guests.

  1. Effective communication

HR departments should prepare an instructional guide on all information pertaining to Covid-19 for employees’ easy reference. You can also disseminate information to staff using bulletins, wall posters, emails, chat groups and videos. Ensure that the information is gathered from credible sources such as government agencies, health professionals and reputable news outlets.

  1. Flexible working arrangements

The best way forward to eliminate possible transmission at the workplace from employees who commute daily or have travelled overseas is working from home. Companies should also review leave policies for infected employees to offer a sense of job security while providing peace-of-mind for other staff.

  1. Adopting contactless technology

Minimising direct human contact has proven to reduce the spread of the virus. Hence, companies should allow employees to collaborate and communicate using online mediums wherever possible. Meetings can be held over Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom. Businesses can continue to connect and engage with customers via various social media platforms.

A little extra effort can go a long way to keep your employees and customers safe in this pandemic. At PLE Laundry Equipment Sdn. Bhd., we are committed to help coin laundry owners operate safely in this new business environment. Contact us at 016-262 2965 or 03-5633 6405 today for more information.