Here is 4 tips to help you refocus on keeping your team safe and supported in the challenging weeks ahead.
Ensure you have best practice processes in place to reduce any risk of exposure to COVID -19 in the workplace. Safe work Australia has great resources for different industries to effectively manage the risks posed by COVID-19.
Proactively manage the risks posed to workers working from home. Your work health and safety duties extend to when an employee is working from home. Your business has a duty to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all employees whilst at work. Working from home fits into the definition of ‘at work.’ You should therefore approach working from home in regards to safety the same way you would working in the office. You can learn more about what to consider if you ask your workers to work from home.
Keep the team connected and moving. We don’t meet another ZOOM meeting. Getting the team together for non-work based activities such as virtual exercise is a great way to keep everyone connected while boosting wellness. For tips on how to keep your team moving:
Proactively manage the risk posed by physical de-conditioning. If workers are away from their usual tasks they can become de-conditioned very quickly. This leads to an increased risk of injury when they return. To learn more about the challenge of remaining ‘work fit’: