Security measures Covid-19
From The Shed Co, we want to respond to the concerns generated by the return to activity in our workspace.
Bearing in mind that coworking spaces are environments with a lot of foot traffic and in some cases close coexistence, in recent weeks we have put in place robust contingency measures, constantly reviewing all actions and implementing new guidelines as the situation develops.
Read on to see what we have prepared for you.
These are the main measures implemented in our coworking. This is an open document in which new actions will be modified or incorporated, depending on the evolution of both the virus and new measures that come onto the market.
1. Reinforcement of cleanliness
We have taken additional measures in the maintenance and cleaning of the space, such as frequent disinfection of the most compromised elements (door and window knobs, switches, work tables, etc.) or a fortnightly disinfection with ozone.
2. Soil disinfection
Although floors are a major entry point for viruses, bacteria, dust and germs, not enough attention is generally paid to them. At The Shed Co we propose a system for disinfecting shoes with carpets before entering the space.
In our coworking we have the great advantage that all the spaces are open, with windows to the outside. Therefore, we will air all areas at least twice a day, with a ventilation of at least 5 minutes (officially recommended duration).
4. Temperature measurement
For the 1st phase, we have created a protocol for taking the compulsory temperature of any user wishing to access the space. For the 2nd phase, we foresee the installation of a thermographic camera. We will of course refrain from recording any data.
5. Antiseptic gel
We are installing wall-mounted hydroalcoholic gel dispensers at all the entrances to the different floors of the coworking space, so that the first thing people do when they enter the space is to disinfect their hands.
6. Protection kit
Although the use of gloves and masks is not a compulsory rule of the health authorities in our type of activity, we want to encourage the use of individual protection, having gloves and masks available to the user in case of need.
7. Installation of signage
We have designed a customised signage, eye-catching and original, to remind daily the security measures in different parts of the coworking, paying special attention to the most critical areas.
8. Capacity limitation
To ensure the correct distance between users, we have reduced the occupancy in all coworking spaces (flexible and fixed work areas, kitchen, meeting rooms, common areas, etc.).
9. Cleaning kits
We will install different cleaning kits at critical points in the coworking space, such as the kitchen or the printing room, to facilitate individual disinfection of surfaces and objects before and after use.
10. Waste management
We are reinforcing the presence of litter bins, to manage waste of personal hygiene material (tissues, masks, gloves, etc.).
11. Paper suppression
We have removed all unnecessary printed material such as flyers, magazines, business cards, etc. from the different spaces.
12. Messaging protocol
We are implementing a new protocol for the reception of letters and parcels, with disinfection and/or quarantine depending on the type of packaging.
13. Reorganisation of space
In the common areas, being areas of high or frequent traffic, we have restructured the spaces, removing everything superfluous and redistributing furniture, appliances and/or necessary utensils, in order to minimise contact, paying special attention to the kitchen.
14. Reserve system
In the kitchen, in addition to reducing the seating capacity (with the obligation to distribute only one person per table) and temporarily eliminating all shared kitchenware, we have created a reservation system during meal times, to ensure the maximum capacity established.
15. Ozone machine
We have installed an ozone machine in the kitchen for daily air disinfection. According to the WHO, ozone is the most efficient and ecological disinfectant for all types of microorganisms, and is completely harmless in places where it is used for a maximum of 2 hours.
16. Suspension of events
In this first phase, we have decided not to host external events on our premises, in order to contain exposure to the virus as much as possible. Until further notice, only currently active clients will be able to rent meeting rooms.
17. Automatic doors
Even before the arrival of the coronavirus, we had already implemented an automatic door system by application. Of course, in the current situation, it helps to minimise contact with switches and doorknobs.
At The Shed Co we believe that the protagonists of the space are all of us: clients, collaborators and the team that manages the space. The work of preventing the coronavirus is also a team effort, because there is no point in having a virus-proof space if we do not comply with the rules on a day-to-day basis.
Therefore, before giving access to the facilities, if you are an active user of the space, you have the obligation to sign your agreement. obligation to sign your agreement with the security rules contained in our good practice guide. We take the safety of our clients very seriously.
Committed to your well-being
We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our members, staff and partners during these extraordinary times.
Let's make this crisis an opportunity to reinvent ourselves, to challenge how we live and work, and to emerge stronger together!
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