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By Kerry Needs
September 23rd, 2020

Using digital checklists to stay on top of rapidly changing COVID-19 guidelines

Here at SafetyCulture, we’ve seen the number of inspections and safety checks done by companies steadily rise. Before the pandemic, around 30+ million checks each year were conducted with iAuditor globally.  With the arrival of COVID-19, this has now increased to an incredible 75,000 checks per day as guidance continually evolves. The sheer amount of …

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By Kerry Needs
September 23rd, 2020

Helping the hospitality industry avoid closures during COVID-19

Hospitality has been hit the hardest in the wake of COVID-19. With strict new hygiene measures in place, keeping eating spaces sanitized and guest areas clean is paramount to avoid sudden closures of our favorite restaurants, hotels, and bars. We explore how hospitality operators can ride the revolving door of uncertainty that come with closing …

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By Kerry Needs
September 10th, 2020

Getting safely back to educating: how schools can prepare for reopening during COVID-19

COVID-19 has created a vastly different world for school aged children. Starting in March this year, millions of children experienced homeschooling for the first time, as parents and caregivers instantly became teachers. Traditional classroom-based learning shifted to digital platforms overnight, as an unusual consequence of global lockdowns.  Despite fears of a second wave, schools across …

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By Kerry Needs
August 27th, 2020

Closing, reopening and closing: how retailers can weather the pandemic

Shopping is important for many after lockdown; after all, it makes a significant contribution to our sense of community. COVID-19 has made both shoppers and retailers understandably cautious as we head towards a new way of purchasing and browsing in-store. With rapid store closures and tentative re-opens, a focus on hygiene is paramount as retailers …

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By Bob Butler
August 13th, 2020

Helping schools get smart: making our technology available for safe learning

If you’re a parent, school administrator, or teacher, you’re likely concerned about return-to-school protocols. Same as every year? Hardly. This year, as our nation and the world grapple with COVID-19, so too do our leaders have an entirely new and confounding set of considerations to tackle before our children enter the classroom. At SafetyCulture, we …

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By Ria Chan
July 20th, 2020

How to win customers with safety as your edge

Make safety your edge The world is shifting and changing. Since COVID-19 was declared a global health emergency, people around the world  have shown resilience in the face of uncertainty. Countries have shut down, we’ve had to quickly adapt to a life where everything is high risk, and governments around the world have had to …

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By Ria Chan
July 20th, 2020

The role of the compliance officer is dead: how to adopt a safety culture during reopening

Everyone is responsible The role of the compliance officer as we know it is dead. Every business needs to develop a culture of safety where every employee takes ownership of safety. COVID-19 has exposed the failings of top-down compliance models. Traditionally, compliance officers would perform weekly or monthly inspections to ensure the company’s staff were …

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By Ria Chan
July 20th, 2020

Stay ahead of the curve with frequent inspections during COVID-19

Checklists keep us safe Many standards coming out of COVID-19 are still new to many businesses, and it’s crucial to adopt simple processes all employees can follow  to safely and efficiently get back to business. Health and the economy don’t have to be a zero-sum game. We can have both and still get back to …

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By Ria Chan
July 20th, 2020

How to respond to COVID-19 risk with an early warning system

Everywhere is high risk Safety is now a permanent agenda item for every board meeting and the #1 priority for every business in the world. When we think of high-risk working environments our minds automatically go to building sites, mines, and production lines. But everywhere is high risk in a pandemic — catching public transit, …

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By SafetyCulture Team
July 2nd, 2020

It’s time to build consumer trust in returning to your store, hotel or restaurant: our survey with YouGov

The effects of COVID-19 have had a huge impact on consumer confidence. As the pandemic aftermath continues to unfold, we’ve exclusively discovered that the general public are reluctant to go back to ‘the way things were’. SafetyCulture teamed up with national survey organization YouGov to survey over 1,198 Americans about their feelings in returning to …

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