COVID-19 has sparked a lot of conversation on implementing additional safety measures with the objective of social distancing. For many facility managers social distancing solutions are needed not only for the remainder of the quarantine but also when their businesses are back to running normally.
The issue for many of these managers is finding the right solutions that can properly add this additional safety and separation in their facilities.
Luckily, we have outlined some solutions to help you and your staff properly social distance and add increased safety to your facility as a whole!
Personal Safety Partitions
A cost-effective solution to properly separating staff in close quarters personal safety partitions are an excellent choice for facility managers looking to increase social distancing safety at a low cost!
These solutions are designed to separate areas of close contact between individuals and shield against airborne contaminants. They are also easy to clean/disinfect and come pre-assembled making installation quick.
Any facility can make use of these solutions as they are great for separating office desks & spaces, production zones, front desks & counters, break rooms, and facility entry areas. This is especially useful for clean environments looking to increase safety when it comes to germs.
Floor Marking Signs & Shapes
Another cost-effective solution in properly separating staff are floor marking signs and shapes. Whether its picking materials from production or storage areas, walking between racking, or entering/exiting facility areas these markings can help with the flow of traffic while helping maintain proper social distancing guidelines.
Floor markings can come in a variety of instructional guides such as “maintain distance safety” (shown below), “please wait here” (shown below), “stop the spread”, “one-way”, and much more!
You also have the ability to make use of shapes such as footprint markings, dots, arrows, and tape lines.
Signs and shapes come in a variety of sizes and colors to allow you proper customization for your specific needs.
Modular Rooms & Walls
A staple in material handling, modular rooms & walls are another solution for social distancing within the facility. Providing the ultimate level of separation, spacing, and security modular rooms are a great solution to long-term safety practices.
These rooms can be made into offices, conference rooms, break areas, cleanrooms, and booths to provide staff with safe areas to break or perform their office tasks while still being close to facility operations.
Modular walls are also an option if a full room does not suffice. These walls can be structures of two-wall or three-wall systems that can offer separation and increased safety within the facility.
Social Distancing Barriers
An excellent solution for physical distancing is the social distancing barrier. These barriers are great for both short- and long-term applications and are ideal for factory, warehouse, and workshop settings.
These barriers are constructed of a lightweight aluminum structure, recycled rubber counterweight bases, and fire & UV resistant PVC panels making them sturdy cost-effective solutions to separating facility personnel. Each individual unit can be added on to another creating a span of barriers for even the largest of applications.