Returning to the office post COVID-19 Liquidline
1st October 2020
Returning to the Office post COVID-19
As lockdown measures across the UK continue to ease, and businesses look to reopen, it’s important to develop an understanding around how to best keep safe in the office.
Whilst there are different restrictions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, it’s important for employers to plan how they can return to the workplace.
With Coronavirus still a major concern for many, enforcing safety measures within the office is a necessity.
With confusion equally endured across the nation as to how to best do this, we’ve put together a list of area
Maintaining Social Distancing
Social distancing measures have remained in place, meaning that it’s vital that this is strictly abided by.
Prior to easing of lockdown regulations, we saw the Government advise that a 2M distance is maintained between individuals.
With a call for the UK’s workforce to return to the office, we have now seen an ease, now calling for a 1M plus distance to be observed.
You can ensure that this measure remains in place by reorganising the office space to comply.
This could narrow down to moving desks around or limiting the number of employees in the workspace. Either way, will ensure that you are keeping both yourself, and your employees safe.
Introducing one-way systems to minimise contact
There has been an apparent one-way system in place across shopping centres, train stations, restaurants and more.
The one-way system is used in order to minimise contact with individuals, which is another area of focus when returning to the office.
Whether it’s to grab a coffee from the kitchen, or head to the bathroom, contact with others is inevitable.
Whilst it may seem tricky to do, introducing a one-way system can be an extremely efficient way to limit contact with others.
Frequent cleaning of objects and the office
Cleaning of the office space is a given.
Whether it’s a quick hoover and wipe down, cleaning the office space has always been something carried out.
Post COVID-19 however, this will be even more important than before. Cleaning the office space and any communal areas vigorously will be a crucial method in diminishing anything that may have been carried into the office.
Whilst social distancing and a oneway system are equally as important, regular cleaning is what can truly be an effective way in ensuring the office is safe.
When carrying out the cleaning process, be sure to work on areas that you might not have considered before, including monitors, keyboards, door handles, windows etc.
Contactless Coffee Machines
Returning to work will bring forth the old necessities we faced daily.
Whether it was making a morning coffee using the coffee machine, or getting yourself some water, these small things really were the ‘norm’.
Post COVID-19 however, this kind of task will most certainly have changed. Cleaning the coffee machine every time it is used, is not a time efficient method in controlling the likelihood in cross contamination.
This is where contactless water dispensers and coffee machines would come in extremely handy.
At Liquidline, we have the latest water technologies to give you the reassurance to enjoy a safer hydration experience.
With our array in touchless water dispensers, diminishing contact with your water machine is easy.
Your staff can safely enjoy their drinking water using touch-free technologies built into our water machines. Options include the Borg & Overstrom B4 Freestanding Water Dispenser with hands free foot switch or the innovative Zip HydroTap Touch Free Wave, where you simply wave your hand over an infrared sensor for fresh filtered water.
If you’re looking for something more caffeinated, then we have the relevant solution for you.
Touchless Coffee Machines are here to provide staff with their favourite beverage, safely.
With our touchless coffee machines, your staff can enjoy their coffee, tea and water using touch-free technologies built into our coffee machines.
This kind of technology is ideal to deploy in the office, since it truly does bring forth a safer and more efficient way in keeping your staff happy, and safe.