06 / 07 / 20

Formation’s Return to Work

Over the next few weeks, we’re starting the steady process of bringing the team back into the office. To do this we’ve implemented a rota-based system which allows us to limit the number of people in the office and helps us to maintain a safe two-metre distance.  

Based on our process, here’s some advice that we’d like to offer to other businesses and managers;  

  • Before allowing any team members back into the office, ensure that a thorough risk assessment and health & safety procedure is carried out to ensure the safety of the team. 
  • Ensure that your team are comfortable coming back into work, some of them might have to travel to work by public transport and are anxious about doing so.  
  • Make sure your customers are kept up to date with what is going on with the business, so they are aware of when you are going to be open and what limitations have been placed on your services due to the pandemic.  

Risk Assessment 

Before any of the team returned to the office or workplace, a thorough risk assessment should be carried out. This will outline the potential hazards which your team may face while at work. It should also outline what you are doing as a business to eliminate these hazards.  

Using this we were able to implement policies to protect our team, such as staggered lunch breaks and limiting the amount of people into the smaller rooms where it is harder to social distance. We’ve put in place various cleaning routines which pay close attention to the areas which are most likely to get touched throughout the day. 

Medical Questionnaire 

One of the main points highlighted in the risk assessment is the existing health of our team. An extensive confidential medical questionnaire was sent out to every member of our team. the questionnaire’s answers remained confidential, it highlighted who on the team fell into the high-risk category, and anyone who fell into this category was asked to remain working from home until further notice, to protect their health and the health of the people they live with.   

We’ve done this so we can continue to provide a high standard of service for our clients and offer them the support they need with their websites, marketing and software. It has enabled us to grow as a business and win new projects.  

We’re happy to be back in the office but we’re remaining vigilant and making sure that the correct precautions are in place to help prevent the spread of the virus.  

Together we will get through. 

Stay Safe.  

Written by Kathryn Formation