After nearly two months of many people either working from home or being furloughed, it looks like lockdown will be relaxed. Things may not go back to normal for a longtime, especially at work, but it is time to start thinking about how your business can operate in this new environment.
Newspaper reports say that non-essential businesses may be able to open up and start serving customers again soon. There will still be restrictions in place. Social distancing, both between employees as well as customers, will still be needed. Making sure that these are adhered to is something we care about at TGF Security. Our guards are trained in these procedures and will step in to make sure they are followed. We can also advise you on how this can be made easier for your customers and employees.
The two metres separation between people will have to be maintained. Shops and other businesses should make this clear with signage around their premises. Giving visual indications where people are likely to congregate, around the entrance or at the check out for instance, will help people stick to these rules. Strips of tape on the ground will help people know where is safe to stand. These could prove to be health and safety hazards though, but our guards are there to identify any risks and issues.
Personal protective equipment
Our guards will also help ensure that customers are wearing the proper equipment if necessary. Masks and disposable gloves have become a common sight all around the UK. With TGF Security you know that you will have a professional and trained person there to enforce these rules, meaning that your employees can focus on their jobs.
However, there are many stories and social media posts protesting these measures. There may be more points of conflict when customers refuse or argue against these new rules. TGF Security guards are able to manage such situations so that they don’t impact on the service you can offer to your customers. A security professional may be needed at more businesses than usual to make sure that all rules and advice is being properly followed and to protect your employees from those that fail to do so.
TGF Security can also provide guards that are able to use other devices that can monitor the health of customers and reduce the risk of the infection spreading on your premises. With digital thermometers and other tools, we can ensure your business remains healthy while not burdening your employees with added training or responsibility in an already trying and stressful time.
Protecting your business in case of a second wave
All these measures will hopefully allow the UK to return to business as usual quickly. But there is always the chance of a second wave forcing us to return to lockdown. If that happens, TGF Security will be there to secure your premises and make sure that when we are ready to return to work, your business can start back up quickly and smoothly.
The coronavirus lockdown is proving difficult for many businesses. New ways of working are needed but it is hard to train and educate everyone on what these are and how to enforce them. TGF Security is here to help relieve that burden and allow you to focus on what you do best – running your business and providing your customers the best experience.