GUIDELINES ON HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES FOR WORKPLACE IN CONTEXT OF COVID -19

COVID-19 is a public health emergency. Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19, and in particular organizations should consider the risks to their staffs and visitors. As APaD, we have legal responsibility to protect staffs and others from risk to their health and safety. This means we need to think about the risks they face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimize them, recognizing we cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19

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I. Managing risk in the office

Objective: To reduce risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking preventative measures, in order of priority. In the context of COVID-19 this means protecting the health and safety of our staffs and visitors by working through these steps in order:

II. Social distancing for staffs

Objective: Ensuring workers maintain social distancing guidelines, wherever possible, including arriving at and departing from work, while in work and when travelling to the field.

III. Managing your visitors and contractors.

Objective: To minimize the number of unnecessary visits to offices.

IV. Cleaning the workplace

Objective: To keep the workplace clean and prevent transmission by touching contaminated surfaces.

V. Hygiene – handwashing, sanitation facilities and toilets.

Objective: To help everyone keep good hygiene through the working day