This presents a need for many organizations to build the competencies they wish they’d invested in before: be more digital, data-driven to bring business process automation for reopening of businesses.
Top Most Factors to Consider While Reopening Businesses
Cleanliness and Assurance
Isolation and Individualization
Preparation & Planning
Compliance with Relevant Guidelines
Reopening Preparation of Industries
1. Reopening workplaces & offices
Checklists for Cleaning & Disinfection
Office digital cleaning checklists look at a variety of aspects of the cleaning process in the COVID-19 world and help you to understand what can be done and should be done.
- General Services like switches, walls, doors, door frames, desks, assets, vertical surfaces using approved disinfectants
- Carpet & Rugs including Properly arrange tables, desks & chairs, detail vacuum including corners & edges.
- Hard Surface Floors with corners & edges using neutral cleaners and disinfectant.
- Bathrooms, Breakrooms & Kitchens, Entryways and Lobbies.
A regular employee health screening solution helps your team to keep track of their health status and thus take precautionary steps at the right time.
- Capture coronavirus symptoms Information, travel & constant history, and store this information at a centralized place
- Drive health-conscious decisions within organizations
- Get instant alerts as soon as a risk is reported
- Automatic health report generation
Recordkeeping of Employee Details
To maintain complete safety standards, it is important for organizations to store self-declarations from employees like vaccination details, symptoms, temperature reading, contact history, locations, etc. in a centralized place. It will help organizations in the below-mentioned ways.
- To create potential alerts to relevant stakeholders
- Comply with local, national, and international authorities
- To get a bird-eye-view of all employee health
- Create a Safe working environment
Inspection of Assets & Facilities
Having a facility management digital checklist to rely upon can go a long way towards ensuring a compliant and safe facility that everyone will feel comfortable returning to.
- Site readiness
- Sanitization processes, temperature checks, contact tracing, exposure reporting, and notification
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) adherence
- Indoor air quality and ventilation
- Contamination response plans
- Checks on increasingly taxed assets such as HVAC systems and air purifiers, fire systems, electric systems, etc.
2. Reopening Schools & Universities
Digital Checklists to Enforce Strict Hygiene and Cleaning Norms
You can also leverage deep cleaning digital checklists to develop, implement, and maintain or revise your cleaning and hygiene plan.
- High-touch surfaces and objects (such as door handles, sink handles, drinking fountains within the school and on school transport vehicles (such as buses) at least once a day or as often as needed (for example, when visibly dirty).
- Limit sharing of high-touch objects that are difficult to regularly clean (such as, electronic devices, pens, pencils, books, games, art supplies, lab equipment).
- Regularly (at least once a day or as often as needed) clean surfaces using soap or detergent.
- Encourage the use of hand sanitizers to reduce germs on the hands and establish strict hygiene culture.
Perform Health Screening of Students.
Students’ health screening will help organizations in the below-mentioned areas –
- Record COVID-19 symptoms Information, travel & constant history, and store this information at a centralized place
- Drive health-conscious decisions within educational premises.
- Get instant alerts as soon as a risk is reported.
- Automatic health report generation of each and every student.
- Create a safer learning experience for students.
Social Distancing in Classroom
- Maintain 2 meters (6 feet) of separation in class.
- Divide class size into more groups (10 or 11 students per student).
- Use outside areas, gyms, and secondary school classrooms to limit crowding.
- Create specific seating arrangements at most crowded places like cafeterias, halls, etc.
Compliance With local, Regional Authorities.
Schools and universities across the globe must use proper compliance apps that will check whether or not they are comply with all regulations to facilitate smooth operations.
- Does the government allow all students to return at the same time, or should start dates vary by students’ grade level or specific needs?
- What are governments’ decisions on classroom spacing or student size?
- What staff might be available to teach or monitor small groups?
3. Reopening Malls & Cinema Theaters
Limit Capacity and Showtimes.
- Limit the occupancy of theater screening to about 25% to 50% (depending on location and regional governance authorities).
- Limit the capacity of people visiting malls.
- Give entry to only fully vaccinated people in malls as well as movie theaters.
- Implementing a strict limit capacity and screening time.
Modify Seating Arrangements.
In the case of malls, they can modify the seating arrangement through space management apps for cafeterias, public rooms, etc.
Check guests for temperature and symptoms upon entry.
Intensified Cleaning & Disinfection
- High-touch surfaces and objects (such as door handles, sink handles, seats, tables, chairs at least once a day or as often as needed (for example, when visibly dirty).
- Regularly (at least once a day or as often as needed) clean surfaces using soap or detergent.
- Encourage the use of hand sanitizers to reduce germs on the hands and establish strict hygiene culture .
4. Reopening of Cafes and Restaurants
Taking Orders, Recording Details, and Making Payments Straight from a Smartphone.
- Record the visitor details like name, mobile number, address, and other information.
- Customers can use a QR-code scanner app to display the menu and place desired orders.
- Use QR code scanners to make contactless payments.
Redesign Cafe and Restaurant Design.
You can achieve this through –
- Increase the usage of kiosks and come up with numerous ways to order that avoid physical contact as much as possible.
- Space out tables and install dividers to reinforce physical distancing.
- Limit customers’ numbers who can dine for a period of time.
- Redesign indoor spaces into smaller areas.
- Invest in outdoor seating as it is safer than contained spaces.
Inspect Key Areas
Conducting daily inspections with inspection checklists of the most important departments is pivotal to securing a healthy environment for their customers and employees.
- Disinfect the dining area and redesign it according to physical and social distancing guidelines.
- Sanitize all kitchen tools and ensure all staff adheres to hygiene and safety procedures.
- Check your inventory and look at the expiry dates of all stock items and dispose of them if necessary.
5. Reopening of Public Spaces
Intensified Cleaning, Disinfection, and Ventilation
Deep cleaning checklists help to look at a variety of aspects of the cleaning process in the COVID-19 world and help you to understand what can be done and should be done.
- Deep clean public places like railway stations, airports, museums, etc. using approved disinfectants and digital checklists.
- Clean bathrooms, breakrooms & kitchens, entryways, and lobbies.
- Create weekly, monthly, and quarterly clean plans for all this infrastructure.
- Use advanced technologies like mobile phones, software to take update.
Social Distancing Protocols
- Maintain minimum 2 meters (6 feet) distance between visitors.
- Divide visitors’ size into more groups (10 or 11 people per group).
- Limit crowding by putting a capacity limit.
- Create specific seating arrangements at most crowded places like airports, railway stations, etc.
6. Reopening Industrial Factories
Complete Facilities Management
- Use facility management software to inspect most critical facilities like HVAC units, assembly lines, assets, fire safety equipment, electric units, plumbing units, etc.
- Limit facility access only to essential workers.
- Designate workers to monitor and facilitate distancing on production or assembly line floors.
Floor Management for Social Distancing
- Use space management app to configure communal work environments so that workers are spaced at least 6 feet apart, if possible
- Modify the alignment of workstations, including along production or assembly lines, if feasible, so that workers are at least 6 feet apart in all directions (e.g., side-to-side and when facing one another), when possible.
- Use physical barriers, such as strip curtains, plexiglass or similar materials, or other impermeable dividers or partitions to separate manufacturing workers from each other, if feasible.
Cleaning and Hygiene Maintenance
- Ensure tools are regularly cleaned and disinfected, including at least as often as workers change workstations or move to a new set of tools.
- Establish protocols and provide supplies to increase the frequency of sanitization in work and common spaces.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces in workspaces and break rooms (e.g., microwave and refrigerator handle, vending machine touchpads, knobs, levels, and sink handles) at least once per shift, if possible.
Screening and Monitoring Workers
- Screen before entry into the plant.
- Record all workers’ symptoms to determine whether workers have had symptoms including a cough or shortness of breath, or at least two of these: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. in the past 24 hours.
- Check temperatures of workers at the start of each shift to identify anyone with a fever of 100.4°F or greater (or reported feelings of feverishness).
7. Reopening Airports
- For the safety of passengers and staff, disinfect trolleys after each use.
- Make additional seating arrangements within the check-in area for passengers near the check-in counters, security areas, and immigration points.
- Maintain social distancing across the entire airport.
- Promote online alternatives such as online ticketing and check-ins over manual methods.
- Keep complete recordkeeping of passengers like vaccination details, travel history, symptoms.
- Compliance with local, national, and international guidelines.
- Checklists of cleaning and hygiene maintenance across facilities like desks, chairs, elevators, railings, trolleys, handles, trays, and baggage belts inside the terminals, etc.
The Bottom Line
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