How safe are your employees and customers? We’ve all struggled over the past few months trying to find a way to retain some sense of normalcy, but safety for your team and clients should always be the first priority. At SWWS, we have all the equipment you need to improve the conditions of your workspace.
Phrases like “social distancing”, “barriers & shields”, “masks” and “flatten the curve” are now well-ingrained in our daily lives. The entire coronavirus situation has been a lot for everyone to process, but that doesn’t mean we get to let our guard down now that things are slowly beginning to open back up.
When we first collectively acknowledged that COVID-19 was a real problem we had to grapple with, we did so with an assumption that if we took certain steps, we might be able to go back to normal. But what does “normal” look like now? The virus is still alive and thriving—we may have a better understanding of what it is, how it spreads, and steps we can take to slow it down, but it’s going to be around for many months and maybe years to come. But does that mean that every business has to shutter? Not as long as you’re taking the right precautions. From installing shelving solutions to pallet racks and dock equipment, Southwest is always looking for new ways to help you get the most from your warehouse
One of the really beneficial things about the past few months is scientists and researchers have found new ways to reduce transmission. We may not have a cure, but we do have concrete methods that have been proven to keep people safer.
Employee and Customer Separation Panels
You’ve probably already seen them in gas stations and other customer-facing positions, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t work to incorporate them into your own workspace. Separation panels effectively block the transmission of droplets that transmit COVID-19, keeping your staff safe and protected from those who are carrying it.
This might seem tricky to do in a warehouse space with so many moving parts, but most facilities boast much more space for maneuvering than conventional office buildings. Your team is already most likely acquainted with the need for enforcing space between stations to avoid safety risks. Approach social distancing the same as you would if you wanted to keep your team far away from dangerous machinery.
We get it—they’re uncomfortable, they’re annoying, they muffle your speech. But the thing is, masks aren’t necessarily designed to make your day-to-day life easier. They’re meant to help everyone around you stay healthy; isn’t that the most important thing? Mask usage, combined with social distancing (in a space that already has separation panels present), is a great way not only to show your employees their health matters to you, but actually maintain productivity.
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of your staff. At Southwest Warehouse Solutions, we do everything we can to improve the working conditions of our clients’ workspaces. For more information and to order separation panels, reach out to SWWS today.