11 May 2020 The government has issued specific guidelines to maintain social-distancing between individuals when they are at their workstations.
For people who work in one place, workstations should allow them to maintain social-distancing wherever possible.
Workstations should be assigned to an individual as much as possible. If they need to be shared they should be shared by the smallest possible number of people.
If it is not possible to keep workstations 2m apart, then extra attention needs to be paid to equipment, cleaning and hygiene to reduce risk.
Steps that will usually be needed:
- Reviewing layouts, line set-ups or processes to allow people to work further apart from each other.
- Using floor tape or paint to mark areas to help workers keep to a 2m distance.
- Only where it is not possible to move workstations further apart, arranging people to work side-by-side or facing away from each other rather than face-to-face.
- Only where it is not possible to move workstations further apart, installing screens to separate people from one another.
- Using a consistent pairing system if people have to work in close proximity, for example, during 2-person working, lifting or maintenance activities that cannot be redesigned.