Whether you are re-opening your office for the first time or increasing the numbers of employees you are welcoming back to your workplace, you will most likely be concentrating on securing essential supplies such as hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial cleaning wipes. While anti-bacterial products are important, storage is another essential product that can help keep your office COVID-19 secure.
Read on on to discover our top storage safety tips.
1. Prevent contamination
Storage, such as lockers can prevent employees from mixing their personal belongings in the workplace, potentially contaminating it. Lockers will help to keep essential belongings of employees, such as their phone and water bottle, safe and secure, whilst also protecting the workplace environment. It is unrealistic to ask an employee to arrive in the workplace without their personal belongings, making a locker essential equipment. Take a look at our EKO Wooden Lockers which are ideal for storing personal belongings.
2. Store non-essential office supplies
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is encouraged that employers remove all communal items and all office supplies that are deemed as non-essential. Hopefully, we will one day be able to use communal items and employees will be able to keep their personal belongings on their desk, but until that day, economy storage can be used to store such items away safely. For example, storing communal kitchen supplies will prevent an employer from having to waste the items by throwing them away.
3. Easily cleaned
If you still have filing cabinets within your office, it is essential they can be easily cleaned and sanitized, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within your office Metal cupboards can be wiped cleaned easily and will not warp with regular cleaning. You may also wish to place a bottle of hand sanitizer on communal cupboards, as this will ensure the cabinets are secure and safe for all to use.
4. Protect expensive items
It seemed as soon as the return to work order was announced, the government backtracked slightly and recommended remote working for some employees once again. Many offices are planning their working arrangement on a day-by-day basis to ensure they can quickly adapt to government guidelines. Storage with an in-built safe will ensure should the office have to be left quickly for an extended period of time, expensive technology and office equipment can be stored safely for however long is needed. This means an employer can close their office down quickly, safe in the knowledge their equipment is secure.
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