During the pandemic, many new rules and ways of doing things have sprouted up. It’s something that was created for people who are adapting to the situation. Life continues during the pandemic, only with protocols implemented to keep people safe.
For businesses, there have been new ways developed to keep people safe. The service industry, in particular, had to learn to use PPE and other safety gear usually worn in the medical industry. For instance, a household requesting a residential mosquito extermination service must ensure that the crew visiting their home adhere to an additional protocol—wearing protective gear.
Businesses that didn’t lock down even during the pandemic must adjust to the times and the new way of doing things. Here’s what people should expect when maintenance workers and professional crews visit their homes.
People Who Work in Your Home Should Maintain a Safe Distance
The virus travels in the air through droplets. A person in close contact with another person can get it if the virus droplets manage to land on parts of their body that they then use to touch their face.
It is because of these that homeowners should be extra vigilant when there are workers in their homes. That means that they should keep their distance when these people are working in their homes. They should also make sure that these crews are following safety protocols.
In the case of other workers like tutors, masseurs, or people who work in close contact with other people, they aren’t allowed to work just yet. The situation calls for people to keep a safe distance away from other people, and they cannot work without being in proximity to their clients.
Companies Should Monitor Their Employees’ Health
Some new protocols that companies must observe include checking their employee’s health regularly. That includes going in and out of the office and arriving before or after the site they’re going to work in. If they can, they should provide regular health checks to ensure that their employees are always safe and free of infection.
If an employee reports sick for work, they should follow the necessary health protocols like waiting for a while before letting them report for work again. It’s one of the many things they need to do to ensure the company remains COVID-19 free.
People Should Be Vigilant
Constant vigilance should be observed before, during, and after a crew visits the house, on the professionals and the people at home. They should learn to keep their distance; going to another room or going outside while work is going on inside the house is recommended.
If possible, the service provider should equip their workers with gloves, face shields, or safety gear to prevent contact with surfaces. They should also have their own personal hand sanitizers for more safety.
Their Hands Aren’t the Only Things Needing Sanitation
As much as the crew is sanitizing their hands, that’s not where that stops. Before and after they go to and leave home they’re working on, they should make sure that they’re not leaving anything behind that might infect the household. That means that their gear should be regularly sanitized.
It’s fairly easy to do this with constant sanitation of everything that they’re using. That goes from the uniforms to the gear that they use to complete their work. It’s important to do during a time when everything that can be touched might contain the virus.
Schedule Appointments in Advance
When someone calls for service for their home, they should call ahead of time to give the crews enough preparation to sanitize, get their gears in order, and be prepared for the service. It’s also in case something arises, like a sudden lockdown or an emergency in the company.
If you can’t schedule ahead of time, try to understand that the company is also keeping itself safe. Be proactive enough to follow their rules of advanced scheduling if they have one.
Just because of the pandemic doesn’t mean that companies and other services must stop. As they say, life must go on; that also means that work, and all aspects of life, should not be canceled. A sure way of avoiding risking other people as you work is to ensure that you’re complete of all safety gear for the pandemic.
Another way is to make sure that your normal protocols are adjusted to take into consideration the precautions against person-to-person contact. Even though they’re small, these adjustments have a huge impact on helping fight against COVID-19 and its threats.