Shop Workers Protecting Them From Coronavirus Checklist
Shop Workers and counter staff high risk from dealing with customers all day.
Coronavirus is moving around the World fast and now officially a pandemic so what steps can be taken to protect workers with high contact jobs? How can you try and reduce shop workers potential for catching and spreading the virus?
Top of the list is education to understand things that can reduce risk. This includes making them aware they MUST not come to work with any symptoms and how personal care is important for everyone including washing hands and not touching faces.
This makes our hands the front line defense against the war against Covid-19. It is easy to touch some mucus and viral particles that will stick to the hands.
The virus can be spread from person-to-person when in close contact, often through droplets emitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes. This is why single-use tissues should be used and dispose immediately.
Researchers believe the virus is living on surfaces for several days which make cleaning measures highly important.
Limiting social contact is very hard to do if you work in a grocery shop. Retailers have an obligation to protect the health and safety of both their employees and customers.
Help stem the spread of the virus with this shop workers checklist which give you good practices to slow the spread of infections.
Shop Workers Coronavirus Checklist
Fit for works?
Do they have any symptoms? Potential screening and sending home.
Conscientious employees will always come in while unwell. Reiterate the importance of staying home if feel unwell.
Clear explanation for hygiene procedures and responsibilities for stores, staff and customers.
Self-service options can offer protection for staff but can have higher risk to customers. Regular cleaning of self service tills as have continuous hand contact.
Self-sanitising options in store like antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser for both staff and customers.
Cleaning and infection control using disinfectants.
Wash hands frequently
Do NOT touch your eyes, nose or mouth without washing hands.
Viruses can transfer from your hands and enter you body
Provide masks, gloves and disinfecting wipes.
The virus may live on surfaces for several days.
Regular wiping of surfaces, payment terminals, counters and other frequently touched surfaces like door handles.