establishing health and safety compliance protocols.

establishing health and safety compliance protocols

Once you’ve created a health and safety plan defining health and safety protocols to protect your employees, you need to ensure workers comply with the new measures. To reduce the risks presented by COVID-19, your employees must understand all of the new measures you are putting in place and how their work will be affected. Creating a plan to explain the new protective measures and provide training is critical. Some considerations for building your compliance program are listed below.

general best practices

  • Clear all your protocols with guidelines from local authorities
  • Establish COVID-19 Ambassadors for each of your work sites. These employees will monitor compliance and support their colleagues in following COVID-19 protocols.
  • Maintain a list of workers who are on-site and update it daily. If someone tests positive for COVID-19, it will be easier to identify who was on site and eliminate risk of additional workers being exposed.
  • Avoid unnecessary outings and business travel to minimize exposure

providing personal protective equipment

  • Wearing a mask is highly recommended but not mandatory
  • Employees whose work requires them to work in close proximity with others should be given priority for protective equipment

checking employee health

  • Complete online self-assessment questionnaire before starting workday. This is a good non-invasive way to minimize the spread of the virus
  • Measure body temperature at building entry  
    Conduct random visual and temperature checks during workday  
  • Perform random checks in all departments to make sure they respect the measures

what to do if an employee shows symptoms of COVID-19

  • Establish policies to send employees home
  • Clearly reiterate your sick leave policy to all employees
    Report cases of COVID-19 to relevant health authorities

communicating positive COVID-19 cases to employees

  • Establish a communication plan for how and when to communicate positive cases of COVID-19 with your employees
  • Prepare a plan for what you’ll do in the event an entire department or group of workers is affected
  • Determine your back to work protocol for employees who have previously tested positive for COVID-19

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important note

Randstad prepared these resources to share best practices to get back to work safely. The information in this document is intended as a guideline only. Please do additional research and consult with experts before making decisions for your business.