Slowly and steadily, things are getting normal all over the world. We have been stuck in our homes for almost two years now, and going to work physically seems like a scary thing to do. This is because the virus is still all around us.
However, offices that have healthy buildings are safe places. This is because they have proper ventilation systems, etc., that ensure the least amount of spread of germs. Apart from that, we need to understand that we are always at risk when going out. Therefore, we have to be careful.
Also, companies should themself implement certain things that can make offices healthier and safer to work in. In this article, we will talk about all the ways the offices can be made safer and healthier.
Eliminate the exposure
The first step that you need to take is to minimize social interactions. This means you should not hold meetings with more than five people present in a room. You should tell your staff to keep a distance and to step out of the office if more than three people have to interact at once.
Make use of substitution activities
Substitution activities are a great way of stopping the spread of the disease. Now, what do we mean by the substitution activities? This means you create groups for your employees.
For this, you need to evaluate your workers. Find out the workers who need to interact with each other often and have to present together. Make groups of these employees and tell them not to interact with the other employees – or start calling different groups to the office on alternate days.
This way, if someone from one group starts to get sick, you can isolate the whole group by telling them to work from home. This will stop the spread of the disease and will ensure all the work is done properly as well.
Use healthy building strategies
Now, if you have a healthy building, that is a good thing. However, if you don’t, you need to start adapting its strategies. By this, we mean you should start using air purifiers, look for touchless equipment, etc.
Also, ensure you have a disinfection protocol that is followed religiously.
To wrap it up!
Covid-19 has changed our lives and has also changed the way we work and live. Healthy buildings are now essential for us. However, if we do not have them, we can always follow certain protocols to keep ourselves safe.