Covid-19 a new factor in warehouse safety

Covid-19 a new factor in warehouse safety

Ventilation systems and cleanliness are two things that are imperative to maintain safe working conditions during the pandemic.

Checking whether you need to service or adjust ventilation systems, for example, so that they do not automatically reduce ventilation levels due to lower than normal occupancy levels.

Most air conditioning systems do not need adjustment, however where systems serve multiple buildings or you are unsure, advice should be sought from your heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineers or advisers. Positive pressure systems can operate as normal.

Frequent cleaning of work areas and equipment between uses, using your usual cleaning products.

Frequent cleaning of objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, including door handles, pump handles and printers, and making sure there are adequate disposal arrangements for cleaning products. Clearing workspaces and removing waste and belongings from the work area at the end of a shift.

If you are cleaning after a known or suspected case of COVID-19 then you refer to the guidance on cleaning in non-healthcare settings.Providing extra non recycling bins for workers and visitors to dispose of single use face coverings and PPE. You should refer to guidance for information on how to dispose of personal or business waste, including face coverings and PPE.

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