General guidance for all workplaces

  • Provide equipment for staff to work effectively and safely from home where possible
  • Face employees away from each other or side-to-side where possible, so they are not face-to-face
  • Stagger shifts and break times
  • Provide staff with packaged meals instead of using canteens
  • Provide handwashing facilities or hand sanitisers at entrances and exits
  • Change seating, tables and layouts so staff work further apart and reduce face-to-face interaction
  • Reduce maximum occupancy for lifts and regulate use of corridors, lifts and staircases
  • Provide hand sanitiser for the operation of lifts and encourage the use of stairs
  • Monitor the wellbeing of colleagues working from home and offer support
  • Get staff to change into uniforms on site, provide storage for clothes and bags, and wash uniforms on site rather than at home
  • Have separate entry and exit points to the building, and introduce one-way flow routes
  • Reduce congestion by having more entry points
  • Use floor tape or paint to mark out two-metre distances
  • Discourage non-essential trips within buildings and sites
  • Reduce job and location rotation – this could involve assigning employees to specific floors
  • Provide more parking or bike racks
  • Provide protective screening for staff in receptions or similar areas
  • Use screens to create physical barriers between people where possible
  • Provide alternatives to touch-based security devices such as keypads

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