Speaker: Raj Krishnamurthy

Date: 11/08/2020

Time: 2:00 PM (BST)

The British Chambers of Commerce suggests that 1 in 10 businesses will struggle to implement social distancing, and fewer than 2 in 5 businesses agree they can implement social distancing and fully restart operations in the process. Despite the challenge ahead, FM / workplace / HR / real estate leaders across the country will be called upon to design a social distancing plan, whether it’s one or two metres, that not only keeps people safe but can also aid business continuity.

In this webinar, Raj Krishnamurthy, CEO of workplace technology company Freespace, will:

  • explain how businesses are leveraging technology to support social distancing, occupancy based cleaning with compliance and planning in mind
  • offer an overview of the key considerations of a social distancing plan
  • reveal how insight gleaned from sensor data, coupled with positive behavioural reinforcement, will help organisations learn and adapt in line with the challenges ahead.

Organisations are already exploring ways to minimise cross contamination and reduce the impact on business operations. To this end, two strategies are proving popular to reduce the spread of the virus:

  • the ‘split group’ strategy involves separating employees into different weekly groups to support business continuity in the event that one group becomes infected
  • the ‘split desk’ strategy enables the alternating usage of desks between days, creating maximum usage of the space overall and more time for cleaning teams to react to the demand.

As offices begin to reopen over the coming weeks, new and sophisticated approaches will be needed to ensure employers minimise the risk of infection between colleagues. Honouring social distancing practices will require clear communication, particularly when it comes to wayfinding and maintaining appropriate occupancy levels.

“Ensuring employees adhere to the government sanctioned social distancing guidelines will be vital in achieving a safe back-to-work programme”, argues Raj. “This is a critical time and we’ve put a lot of thinking into how we can support organisations to ensure their workplaces are as safe as they can be.”

Register for this webinar here.

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