Use a checklist to implement and monitor your social distancing measures in the workplace.
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Social distancing is the practice of not gathering in the community, avoiding mass gatherings and keeping a distance (about 1.5 to 2 meters) from other people if possible. This term refers to infection control measures which aim to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. Besides, social distancing is intended to reduce or interrupt the transmission of disease by preventing potentially infected persons and healthy persons from coming into physical contact with each other.
For social distancing to work in practice, plans must be made for different areas of life with different demands. Once these are completed, checklists can help to implement and monitor all measures. The checklists make it easier to keep track of the status of the work and not to overlook it.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the key strategy to halt the spread of the disease is to practice social distancing to flatten the curve. There are three reasons why individuals, communities, and economic organizations should follow and implement social distancing until the virus is contained:
The use of various measures and practices flattens the curve of new infections and illnesses. Social distancing measures are used to minimize physical interactions between people; this helps to significantly reduce the potential number of people who become ill and interrupt the chain of infection.
An epidemic can quickly overwhelm even the best health system. The human and material resources (e.g. doctors, nurses, drugs, hospital beds) may not be able to meet the demand, especially if the number of infected persons is constantly increasing. Through social distancing, a society can conserve the resources of its health care system and take better care of the infected.
The group of people at risk in an epidemic are those who belong to a high-risk group, i.e. people in old age and with previous health problems. Social distancing separates them from people who may be symptom-free but may be carriers of the virus.
The risk of infection can only be minimized by implementing broad-based blocking measures for social distancing, which the authorities impose on individuals, communities, and companies. The following decisions are often taken to promote social dissociation:
The responsibility to contain the epidemic is in the hands of the people and their leaders; therefore it is crucial to plan the implementation of these measures in this way. This is the way to achieve social dissociation. The careful preparation of social disengagement plans helps to achieve the objectives of the Social Disengagement Guidelines. Such a plan and its accompanying checklist should cover the following points:
The success of social distancing measures depends on their strict and conscious implementation. They disrupt normal everyday life, but they are only temporary and one of the best ways to protect the most vulnerable.
Lumiform's app and desktop software enable community and business leaders to create social distance plans and help their employees implement appropriate social distance. The mobile app has the advantage that all quality and safety inspections, can be easily performed on-site using a tablet or smartphone - online or offline.
The collected data is immediately visible to all involved and easy to evaluate. This minimizes risks such as loss of quality and information, the spread of infection, and breaches of regulations. In addition, managers and employees are able to:
To facilitate social distancing in its implementation, we have put together some templates for checklists for different areas of life and business, which can be used immediately with the Lumiform App. All templates can be easily adapted to internal company requirements and regional guidelines of state authorities.