How to create a safe working environment

Workplace safety should never be taken lightly with any business, it doesn’t matter if you have 1,000 employees or 10. Any business, regardless of its size, must account for its policies and procedures for creating a healthy and safe working environment. 

At Jade Aden Interiors, we have a range of products and services, and expert advice gathered over the past 30 years, that will help you ensure your place of work is as safe as possible and you're fulfilling your duty of care.

1. Deep clean your facility

Now more than ever, it is crucial to have your working facility deep cleaned regularly to ensure that it is safe from harmful bacteria and viruses, such as Covid-19. Any deep cleaning service you hire should include a thorough clean of all the surfaces in your premises, including door handles, desks, telephones, cash registers, keyboards etc. 

At Jade Aden Interiors, we offer a deep clean fogging treatment that coats every surface in your workplace with a fine layer of non-toxic formula, killing 99.99% of germs and bacteria - including coronavirus - leaving a layer protection that keeps working for up to 30 days.

After your facility is fully sanitised through deep cleaning, you should consider a handwashing or hand sanitising policy for employees. Many workplaces implement a once every hour sanitising policy, but if you have Jade Aden's once-a-day hand sanitiser solution, you and your employees only have to sanitise once a day. That's because our hand sanitiser offers protection for 24 hours after just one application, even after washing.

Get in touch with our friendly team today to provide your staff with their own bottle and help defend against coronavirus and other illnesses and diseases, such as colds, flu and norovirus.

2. Carry out regular risk assessments

As we live and work in such a fast-paced world, our environment and surroundings change constantly which is why it's so important to carry out regular risk assessments at your place of work. Inspect the interior and exterior of the physical building, including stairways and exterior pathways, as well as potential dangers to employee wellbeing.

Ensuring you do this on a regular basis, and sharing your findings and actions, can go a long way to improving the safety, and wellbeing, of your employees. 

social distancing in the office

3. Desk separators

If your work environment is an office, then desk separators are an affordable solution for enforcing social distancing in the office and minimising the risk of airborne transmission. 

Protect staff returning to work following the coronavirus lockdown with a simple, affordable & highly effective solution - glass desk separators from Jade Aden Interiors. Our easy to install desk dividers help significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission by providing your employees with individual desk space that’s physically separated from their colleagues, without blocking communication. 

4. Cellular offices

One of the best ways you can stop the spread of covid-19 within the workplace is by maintaining a safe distance from other people. However, in some offices, maintaining a safe distance can be difficult, so creating cellular office enclosures is an effective way to separate employees.

Installing glass partitioning to provide privacy and seclusion is quick and easy with our versatile demountable systems. As well as providing barriers between employees, the partitions can be changed, relocated or removed easily, depending on your ever-changing needs.

social distancing in the office

5. Proper ventilation

Clean air circulating throughout your office environment is crucial, particularly when you may not have windows or be able to open them very wide. Our ventilation and air conditioning specialists are here to review your system and provide updated solutions where required.

6. Emergency exits

By showing everyone the relevant emergency exits, both physically and via clear signage, you’re putting the safety of your employees first. Regular fire drills in the workplace also serve to remind people of their nearest exits as well as the emergency procedures should a real incident occur. Make sure that the route to the emergency exits are always kept clear, that first aid kits and emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers and defibrillators, are present, and that employees know how to work them. 

Next steps

With lockdown restrictions in the UK being gradually lifted following the covid-19 pandemic, businesses are able to return to work but only under strict measures to ensure they keep their staff safe.

Jade Aden Interiors has over 30 years of experience in the office and workplace sector and is here to help you get your working environment ready for your staff’s return. We can provide a range of products and services to safeguard your employees and ensure your duty of care as a responsible employer is being met.Call us today on 01425 689199 to learn more.

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If you are interested in our office refurbishment, commercial fit-out or mezzanine floor services, or even changes to your workplace to safeguard your staff after the Covid-19 pandemic, do not hesitate to get in touch! Our experienced team is here to help.

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