The global pandemic has forced companies to re-evaluate how workplaces should operate when employees return. With health being a priority, policies and practices around social distancing, hygiene and cleaning, and compliance are likely to form part of the return to work plan.
At Freespace, we have been exploring how to develop our solution to aid your successful return to the workplace. Every company will need to consider the unique requirements of their business and employees. Taking our usual approach, Freespace has developed additional capability in our sensors, digital signage and data intelligence to enable companies to make their own science-based decisions for their unique return to work plan.
Webinar: Sensors, Safety and Social Distancing
In this webinar, the Freespace team explored how sensors, digital signage and analytics can be put to use in creating a safe, healthy workplace and managing a controlled return to work. The session covers three topics: Social Distancing, Occupancy based Cleaning and Compliance & Planning.
One approach to minimising the risk of infection between colleagues is social distancing, but how can this be implemented and managed in a working envronment? With confined meeting rooms and desks side by side, companies will need to find a rpactical approach to how employees can adopt social distancing practices.
In this paper we explore methods enabled by sensors, signage and visual desk cues. We have focused on the flexibility and adaptability of the tools that allow employers to learn and adapt processes.
Occupancy Based Cleaning
Scientific evidence suggests the COVID-19 virus may persist on surfaces between a few hours to several days, creating a whole new level of cleaning practices needed. This will be compounded by the need to manage employee’s “hygiene anxiety” centred around a fear of infection due to the uncertainty of cleanliness levels.
In this paper we explore how facilities teams can utilise technology to deliver a methodical cleaning practice as well as communicate the preventative measures being taken to reassure the employees.
Compliance and Planning
The value of bringing people in to an office to collaborate or perform specific functions will need to be balanced with ensuring people’s safety. Data driven insights will be crucial to ensure organisations are agile through this journey and ensure the rapid success of the transition, coming out as competitively as possible.
In this paper we explore how monitoring real-time data will quickly highlight areas of risk, enabling tactical responses to issues and a continual evaluation of policies based on fact.