By admin 1 June 2020

Preparing your Business for Reopening

Preparing your Business for Reopening

Following the Government’s recent announcements, many businesses are celebrating the fact they can reopen in the coming weeks. Potentially, it’s fantastic news for many companies who are looking forward to swapping their shorts for suits and getting back to work.

But how do you reopen safely? Is your workplace safe for your staff and customers? Will you readjust to having to know what day it is again?

There are many resources available online which can help. The Government have published their guidelines here, and we recommend you go and read it now.


We’ll wait…

Ok. Have you read it? Good. Then how about a little multi-choice quiz to see what you learned:

What should you do before reopening?

a) Desperately try and find the keys. They were in the bowl by the front door, the last time you saw them. They can’t be far away.

b) Work out what day it is today. Killing Eve was on last night so it must be Monday. Right?

c) Carry out cleaning procedures and provide hand sanitiser for staff and customers.


Name one of the steps to keeping your workplace clean.

a) Getting Dean, the work experience kid, to run around with the Dyson.

b) Buying Tesco Finest Avocado and Lime Hand Wash for the toilets.

c) Frequent cleaning of objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, such as door handles and keyboards, and making sure there are adequate disposal arrangements.


What should you do to promote good hygiene standards in your workplace?

a) Spray Dean with Lynx every time he walks past.

b) Put a humorous sign up. Something like “You don’t have to be Covid-free to work here, but it helps!”

c) Use signs and posters to build awareness of good handwashing technique, the need to increase handwashing frequency, avoid touching your face and to cough or sneeze into a tissue which is binned safely, or into your arm if a tissue is not available.


How could you reduce transmission through contact with objects that come into the workplace?

a) Dress Dean up in a full hazmat suit and get him to burn everything that comes in.

b) Use a sheep-dip style process to dunk all incoming goods in bleach.

c) Introduce greater handwashing and handwashing facilities for workers handling goods and merchandise and providing hand sanitiser where this is not practical.



How did you do? If you scored:

Mostly A’s: Get ready for a tribunal from Dean. He’s a person too, you know.

Mostly B’s: You’re just not taking this seriously. Go to the website and actually read it this time. Here’s the link again

Mostly C’s: You’re a star student. Your employees and customers will appreciate the effort you’ve made to ensure their safety.


As for us at Dynamic:

What are we doing to ensure our temp workers are fit for work?

a) Carrying out assessments of all our temp workers through video calls to make sure they aren’t presenting any symptoms.

b) Making sure PPE is available for them and providing it ourselves, if not.

c) Daily calls with clients and candidates to check there are no issues.

d) All of the above.


What are we doing to protect our team?

a) Everyone is working from home with daily calls and morning Zoom meetings.

b) We’re reorganising our workspace to give everyone a separate office.

c) Providing face masks and gloves, hand sanitising stations and hourly cleaning rotas.

d) All of the above, because we’re awesome.


Obviously, the answer to both is D. We’re working closely with all our clients and candidates to make sure everyone we deal with is safe.

If you still haven’t read the guidelines for how you can do the same, here’s that link for a final time

Stay safe.

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