Our Return to Work
A guide from UK facilities and interim management consultancy myfm provides advice on preparing buildings for safe occupancy following the Covid-19 lockdown.
Laid out in ten detailed sections and incorporating reference material and a checklist of practical steps which may be implemented, Our Return to Work covers the following key topics:
• Identification of stakeholder representatives and accountabilities
• Appointing a Covid leader who will be responsible for managing an organisation's return to work plan
• The development of Covid-19-Secure Risk Assessments & site-specific return to work plans
• Social distancing, hygiene, PPE and M&E – practical guidance & industry innovations
• Communications, especially as many people will continue to work remotely
• How to keep up to date with changing government guidelines
• Monitoring, measurement, management and audit trails
• Compliance, non-compliance, issue resolution and implications
Julian Harrison, myfmBusiness Unit Director, explains:
"Both the situation and the guidance available to our industry is changing rapidly so through the guide, we are signposting to the latest resources and advice. Alongside this, we are helping with the interpretation of advice and provide practical tips on implementation as well as innovations and technology solutions.
"The Government has handed much of the responsibility back to employers and building managers to decide when a building is safe to open, based on a thorough Covid-19-Secure risk assessment. The steps we follow help with this process and offer the potential to accelerate the journey to opening.
"Also, we are seeing that the pandemic is acting as a workplace disruptor, forcing employers and building managers to look closely at their long-standing workplace and business practices and use of technology. Covid-19 has forced many businesses to adapt at an unprecedented rate which is why it is the ideal time to consider how to work more effectively in future."
The guide is available to myfm clients as well as the wider FM industry - visit www.myfm.co.uk/blog for more information.