We are no longer waiting for the pandemic to pass but rather preparing to work with it. With the uncertainty of a vaccine and the growing talk of having to live with COVID-19 long-term, it is important to prepare for our post-pandemic future.
Post-pandemic does not necessarily mean COVID-19 free, however, with proper measures put in place we can restore a sense of normalcy back in to our lives.
Thus begs the question, what should you be doing as a business to prepare for the ‘new normal’?
Should you be providing your employees with PPE?
The answer is: YES! You should be. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states “Every employer shall ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to his/her employees who may be exposed to a risk to their health or safety while at work except where and to the extent that such risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective.”
Read more about it here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/ppe.htm
With PPE being mandatory in the workplace, it is essential that your workforce has adequate PPE that they feel safe using and conforms to government guidelines. PPE Company Care recommends that all staff should be provided with masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes that are CE and FDA certified to ensure quality and effective PPE is being supplied.
Should you be providing your customers with PPE?
Regardless of what sector you work in, PPE has become essential to our everyday lives. Providing customers with premium PPE ensures consumer confidence that you are taking the correct steps in order to ensure their safety. And if you want that edge to your business, having attractive looking PPE will set you apart from other industry leaders.
With all industries taking a hit from the pandemic, it is important to remember that we are all in this together. You can set the standard for what is adequate and quality assured PPE by equipping your business with PPE Care Kits.
PPE is what is needed now and what will continue to be needed in the future. Life will not go back to how it used to be since we have already moved with the times. It is now normal for us to go out in face coverings and have hand gel at the front of every store. It is normal for us to keep a distance from each other and avoid crowded places. The pandemic is our new normal and something we must accept to continue on into the future. It has been hard and will continue to be hard, however, we have adapted and endured to this point and we will continue to do so.
So tell me, are you prepared for the ‘new normal’?