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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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By Dan Joyce
June 30th, 2020

How we’re getting our Manchester office back to work

Since COVID-19 took hold, businesses in every city have had to reassess the way we work and interact. The global pandemic has significantly disrupted all aspects of modern life, and it’s safe to say things will never quite operate in the same way again – at least for now! But how do businesses get back …

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By Kerry Needs
June 24th, 2020

Reopening safely: Getting back to work in tourism, events, and catering

When COVID-19 took hold, the effect spread across the hospitality industry. Businesses closed, suffered huge losses, and thousands lost their jobs. Even for businesses that remain open, there are challenges around every corner. With less tourism, the economic impact has stretched to even the most popular brands. Customers are choosing to save their money, protect …

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By Kerry Needs
June 24th, 2020

How the hospitality industry is using safety to retain customer loyalty and reopen

It’s fair to say that cafes, restaurants and bars took the first hit when the pandemic began to take hold. It started with increased social distancing, and the refusal of those who had recently traveled to countries where the virus was rampant. When COVID-19 then took hold of several countries rapidly, it created a domino …

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By Kerry Needs
June 23rd, 2020

These 6 subsectors in retail are getting safely back to business, here’s how

Regardless of sector, retailers who will succeed post-COVID-19 are those who can quickly establish and maintain trust with their customer base. Retailers must adapt, or risk industry-wide shutdowns. As retail businesses re-open around the world, companies must remain flexible, making the shift away from traditional retail methods and moving towards a world of increased demand …

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