Effective: May 1st, 2020

Workplace Risk Assessment (possible transmission points):

  • Shared restrooms
  • Shared lunchroom
  • Shared staircases and doorways
  • Areas that are frequently touched such as wash basins and faucets
  • Narrow hallways
  • Materials exchanging hands such as drawings, files and tools
  • Shared use of computers and kitchen appliances
  • Deliveries from outside employees
  • Visits from sales people

Measures to Reduce Risk:

  • Only one person at a time in restroom, stay outside until clear
  • Wipe down all surfaces touched in restroom area after each use
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after using the restroom
  • Wash down area before and after lunch break
  • Stagger lunch breaks to ensure no more than 3 persons in lunchroom at a time, with seating minimum 6 feet apart
  • Prior to leaving lunchroom, wipe down all surfaces you touched such as microwave, stove, coffee pot or faucet
  • Check staircase and only enter when clear
  • Wash hands at hand washing station located at entrance of stairway prior to entering
  • All doors in high traffic areas are propped open to limit door handle touching
  • Wipe down tap with paper towel after washing hands
  • Check all hallways prior to entering to ensure no one else is there, only enter when clear
  • Frequently use sanitizer and wash hands especially when working on the same project, avoid touching face and wash hands when work is complete. Wash all tools regularly, especially those that are shared between location
  • Always keep at least 6 feet distance between those around you
  • All sales meetings, visitors, and any other face to face contact will now be done remotely via telephone or video chats
  • All deliveries will be placed at the door and the driver will call to inform us of the delivery
  • All truckers are to stay 6 feet away from employees and are not to assist with the loading and off loading of goods
  • Paperwork for deliveries will no longer be signed

In the even of illness:

  • Office staff are to work from home if anyone in their immediate family is showing symptoms
  • Employees are to stay home in the even of any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing
  • Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, must self-isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days
  • Anyone under the direction of the provincial health officer to self-isolate must follow those instructions
  • Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada on a non-essential visit, or who is a contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

Training of safety plan

  • This safety plan will be distributed to all employees and posted in common areas of the workplace, all employees will also sign and date a copy of the safety plan to show their understanding and agreement to adhere to these precautions
  • All members will meet to discuss the safety plan during a safety meeting

Continuous assessment:

  • As issues arise or new guidelines are introduced, the safety plan will be updated and all employees will be informed of these changes

Overall risk in resuming operations:

Premier Bandwheel & Equipment Ltd. is fortunate to have a large area with less than 10 employees making the risk factor very low. With the cooperation from employees adhering to the guidelines listed in this safety plan, the decision to stay open during this pandemic posed no risk to the public or any of the employees.