Safety Measures to Know About During the Second Phase of Circuit Breaker
Businesses have been shown the door to recommence their activities with the start of the second phase of the circuit breaker. However, they have some work to do. The threat of the COVID-19 isn’t over and even if the situation is stable as of now, in the worst-case scenario, we may see the second wave of the pandemic.
Well, that won’t easily happen, or at least we can say that Singaporeans aren’t going down without a fight. The government has issued some safety measures to help keep both, economy, and people’s health safe:
Safe Management Measures
The Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) jointly released some guidelines for companies to follow if they are to operate during the circuit breaker. Failure to comply with any of these guidelines makes the company liable for actions from the MOM and MOH:
- Every firm should have a detailed plan following the safe management measures on how they plan to contain the break of the virus.
- Companies should hire a Safe Management Officer (SMO) who will be responsible to coordinate, monitor, and manage the implementation of the Safe Management measures.
- Employees shouldn’t be called in the office if they don’t need to be there. Work From Home and Virtual Meetings should continue.
- Work Hours should be staggered if employees need to physically travel to the office. This means the schedule should be managed such that as little people as possible are at the office complex at a given time.
- The office should follow proper hygiene. Soaps and sanitizers should be readily accessible.
- Any activities with prolonged physical contact are out of bounds.
The phase 2 in Singapore also has other safety requirements. Companies need to make an application to resume their activities.
SafeEntry Check-in Check-out System
SafeEntry check out in Singapore is necessary for every office building. It keeps the track of everyone entering and leaving the premises, which will make it easier for contact tracing. Remember, it is mandatory and falls under the Safe Management measures.