June 25, 2020
Operating a clean and safe work environment is no longer just an important part of asset maintenance. Now it’s a critical requirement for getting the world back to work.
In our new normal, organizations across the globe will be required to not only improve cleaning and hygiene practices but to prove in an audit that they have followed these practices in a timely, prescribed manner.
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Our blog post series will review five key areas employers must consider in order to safely open for business and ensure operational continuity. This week, we’ll focus on the first consideration: ensuring adherence to clean operation protocols.
Consideration #1: Clean operation by employees
It’s not enough to publish protocols for frontline workers in industries such as healthcare. All employees in every industry will be subject to new guidelines about keeping the physical environment safe. Everyone from field technicians and custodians to storeroom clerks and facilities administrators will need to adopt new ways of working.
Voluntary guidelines have been issued by national and global organizations that address protective equipment, physical distancing, equipment sharing, and more. But employers will need to create and enforce their own required standards to protect the health of workers and guard against risk to the organization.
Your asset management system can track training, certification, and field checks. It can help ensure that employees are scheduled based not only on the required skills for the task but also on their current status with respect to certification in safe and clean protocols. Your asset management solution can even help eliminate business disruptions, especially when deployed in the cloud.
Rainbow Municipal Water District moved its asset management, billing, and financial solutions to a cloud-based platform shortly before the coronavirus forced shelter-at-home orders. The district was able to transition its workforce to a remote environment within 48 hours—ensuring the safety of its workers without disruption to service or response times.
If you’d like to learn more about ensuring clean operation by employees plus other topics related to getting back to work safely, we invite you to download the eBook: “Rebuild a safe and compliant workspace.”