SafetyCulture Summit 2020

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By Alistair Venn   |  
March 13th, 2020

Being prepared and staying safe as coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads

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Workers around the world are feeling the implications as coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads. We’ve seen travel restrictions implemented, site visits and events cancelled, loss of productivity resulting from self-isolation periods, and business activities disrupted in order to protect our people and communities. 

What SafetyCulture is doing

SafetyCulture is deeply invested in the risk and safety aspects of COVID-19. We’ve introduced measures in order to keep SafetyCulture employees safe, serve our customers with the highest standards, and do our part to slow community spread of the virus. 

We believe we can play our part in achieving these goals through the following measures:

  • Limiting exposure through halting international travel
  • Improving personal hygiene
  • Encouraging social distancing

Travel

We have stopped all business related overseas travel for our staff and we strongly encourage employees to reconsider personal travel. We have also implemented a 14 day self-isolation policy for anyone who has returned from an affected country or has come in close personal contact with someone who has returned from an affected country.

Personal Hygiene

Our offices have been equipped with hand sanitizers and hand washing prompts to help our staff to be extra vigilant and adopt best practice hygiene measures. Unwell staff are urged to seek medical advice and self-isolate. 

Social Distancing

As the situation changes each day, we’ve also implemented guidelines for social distancing and escalation plans. For SafetyCulture, this includes cancelling all upcoming customer events, sharing best practices on avoiding large groups, and comprehensive options to work remotely. 

Update 14 March 2020: As a precautionary measure, we’ve made the decision to encourage all employees, in all our offices, to work from home.

How to prepare and stay healthy

All of us share a responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by introducing sensible measures. 

We believe that everybody should have access to the right information and the tools to keep their people safe. Over the past few days, we’ve been seeing an increase in iAuditor templates designed to help individuals and organizations apply COVID-19 safety measures to their workplaces.

By surfacing these templates, we wish to support all types of organizations to manage the health risks and compliance concerns arising from COVID-19. 

Access the free COVID-19 checklists and resources here.

Keeping people safe is at the core of our company’s purpose. It’s something we take seriously, no matter what the situation is. We’ll continue to update this list as new CDC (and other health authorities) recommendations are made available. We’re here to support you, your workers, your business, and your community.

Alistair Venn
COO SafetyCulture  

Important Notice
The information contained in this article is general in nature and you should consider whether the information is appropriate to your specific needs. Legal and other matters referred to in this article are based on our interpretation of laws existing at the time and should not be relied on in place of professional advice. We are not responsible for the content of any site owned by a third party that may be linked to this article. SafetyCulture disclaims all liability (except for any liability which by law cannot be excluded) for any error, inaccuracy, or omission from the information contained in this article, any site linked to this article, and any loss or damage suffered by any person directly or indirectly through relying on this information.

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