Please note read this along with South African Legislation.
- Maintain a safe and risk-free work environment.
- Risk assessment and employee education.
- Develop and implement COVID-19 specific policy guide and procedures.
- Specific roles & responsibilities of health and safety personnel.
- Screen and take employees temperatures.
- Encourage work from home, especially 60 years and vulnerable employees.
- Manage sick employees
- A plan for if someone shows COVID-19 symptoms at work.
- Age of 60 and workers with co-morbidities work-from-home option.
- Adhere to screening requirements.
- Use a cloth mask.
- Adhere to workplace COVID-19 policies and procedures.
- Wash hands regularly, soap and water, 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Reasonably avoid close contact with sick people.
- Cover cough or sneeze with flexed elbow.
- Disinfect touched objects and surfaces.
- Do not come to work if sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and inform employer.
- Inform employer if in contact with a person tested positive for COVID-19.
- Display COVID-19 posters and signs.
- Hand sanitizers available.
- Required PPE available.
- Office space divided into access zones.
- Contactless collection of documentation.
- Good ventilation.
- Regular clean surfaces and equipment.
- Stop sharing hardware, or sanitising protocols between users.
- 1.5 metres of space between workstations.
- Plastic screen dividers or masks for regular interaction points.
- Floor Marking Floor Tape for distancing.
- Kitchen arrangements.
- Visitors and deliveries only allowed upon prior arrangement.
- Screen before entering.
- Hand sanitizer.
- Allocated meeting space.
- Encourage contactless collection or drop off.
- Engage through technogology t and limit face to face contacts.
- Encourage self-reliance and responsibility.
- Ask learners to share work on digital platforms:
- Adhere to COVID-19 training received, policies and procedures.
Face to face with learners:
- Send guidelines on travel.
- Seat learners 1.5 meters away.
- Restrict group numbers.
- Advice stay at home if sick.
- SCREEN learners for access to class.
- Desks to be disinfected.
Learners use hand sanitiser on arrival, each comfort break and on completion.
- Adhere to policies and procedures.
- Do not come if sick.
- Inform if not attending.
- Avoid coming to class if in contact with a person tested positive for COVID-19.
- Practice good preventive tips and hygiene.
- Travel safe and note public transport guidelines.
- Take ownership and responsibility.
- Actively engage in virtual and online platforms and communicate with facilitator.
- Facilitator assistance available.
Employee and Learner Wellbeing
- Encourage taking care of nutrition and to exercise. Adequate vitamins and minerals.
- Monitor and respond to psychosocial well-being of employees and learners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drivers Conduct and purchases
- Limit passengers and to sit in the rear seat.
- Wear a cloth mask.
- Disinfect car regularly.
All purchases for office, disinfected at the dedicated disinfected area.
- Avoid using public transport, elderly or health issues.
- Travel off-peak hours.
- Windows are open.
- Clean hands and cell phone.
- Wear a protective mask.
- Prepare exact taxi fare, avoid sharing germs with driver.
- Avoid touching face, eye and mouth area.
- Wash hands after getting off of public transport with soap and water for 20 seconds. If not possible, sanitise hands.
Community health and Wellbeing
- Do not panic – 82% of COVID-19 cases are mild.
- Only about 6% of patients need intensive care.
- Common COVID-19 symptoms: Cough, fever, sore throat and shortness of breath.
- Wear cloth face mask.
- Maintain a safe distance (1.5 meter), washing hands and good hygiene practices.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover nose and mouth with bent elbow when cough or sneeze.
- Stay at home if feeling unwell.
- If a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.
- Avoid unneeded visits to medical facilities..
- If asked to isolate at home, visit:
- Report abuse, health and mental issues and hunger in your community to relevant authorities and reporting lines.
- Access relevant call centres and hotlines: https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus
- Access Covid19 contact resources: https://www.nicd.ac.za/covid-19-contact-resources/
Being committed to the health and safety of our employees, clients and learners we encourage your feedback and input to improve our health & safety practices at all time: