One-way corridors, buffer zones around desks, and clear plastic screens to protect against coworkers’ coughs and sneezes may be considered in the protocol of office standards after coronavirus lockdown orders are relaxed, say some health experts.
As security checks are eased, workplaces are being upgraded to limit transmission chance and forestall a second break of coronavirus cases, which the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cautioned could hit the United States in the coming winter.
Global real estate agency Cushman and Wakefield, which has foreseen the arrival of right around a million people to workplaces in China, has concocted a working environment plan to help introduce a new secure life style in the office.
The idea utilizes the ‘six feet rule’ of social distancing to keep regions around work areas unfilled. A model in the Amsterdam workplaces shows customers how their spaces can be designed.
It’s anticipated to include strategies involving staggered shift times, maximised home-working, physical screens and the optimisation of PPE (personal protective equipment) to maintain social distancing.
Bill knightly who is an employee at the firm’s Covid-19 team says, It boils down to some essential ideas, things like coloured carpet or, in a less advanced or costly application that resembles six-feet workstations could prove helpful. Employers are conspicuously finding the advantages of remote work during the pandemic, Bell stated, anticipating some may push toward that model permanently.
“What my discussions with organizations are uncovering is workers are staying productive and efficient. What’s more, from analysis we got to know it’s a troublesome time for everyone, however they are performing far superior than many organizations thought they would be,” he said.
The question as to whether the companies embrace such redesign strategies at offices for fighting such global pandemics remain unanswered.