5 Checklists to Help Prepare Your Business for Reopening

May 26, 2020

As lockdown restrictions are lifted, businesses are reopening and people are going back to work — but it won’t be business as usual.

In the current landscape, there’s a lot to think about: Not only do you need to serve your customers and make up for lost revenue, you also need to ensure the safety of your employees.

How can you enforce physical distancing guidelines? How can you be confident that your staff is practicing proper hygiene? How can be sure that you’re doing everything possible to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection without completely disrupting your business processes?

As we detailed in a previous post, one way is to employ a simple but powerful tool: the checklist.

Mobile checklists enable you to remotely validate that proper procedures are being followed at your facilities and create a digital log that demonstrates you made every effort to protect your employees.

Here are 5 checklists that you can download today to help you prepare your business and your staff for reopening safely:

  • Reopening checklist: Use this checklist to determine what precautionary measures your business can or should take (testing, screening, etc.), implement a COVID-19 safety program, ensure staff is following CDC and OSHA guidelines, and stay up to date on the latest information and recommended practices.
  • Cleaning and personal hygiene checklist: Deploy this checklist when resuming operations to make sure your staff is properly trained in cleaning and personal hygiene practices and that they consistently follow CDC guidelines.
  • Cleaning inspection checklist: Upon reopening, this cleaning inspection form will help you demonstrate that surfaces around your business are being sanitized regularly to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and maintain an accessible record of each inspection.
  • Employee and visitor screening checklist: Use this checklist to screen all individuals entering your workplace for COVID-19 symptoms and to ensure they are practicing proper personal hygiene.
  • Employee self-reporting checklist: This checklist is designed to enable employees to self-report symptoms or any other Coronavirus-safety concerns to management, as well as to help them follow CDC guidelines for personal hygiene while at work.

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Are you open and following OSHA and CDC recommendations for reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection at your place of business? Your customers want to know! Download this free sign and post it near your front door to let them know you are prioritizing their safety.

About the author

Sam is the content marketing specialist at Spatial Networks, where she works with the team to bring product and industry news to Fulcrum customers.

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