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Covid-19

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The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) primarily spreads by droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, speaks or sings. When in close proximity to others, coronavirus can also be transmitted via contact if, for example, an infected person coughs in his hands and then touches another person. There are no known cases of infection via items, animals or foodstuff. COVID-19 can also spread by air, but spreading by droplets is much more common than airborne infections.

  • Always keep a physical distance (more than 2 metres) from other people whenever possible
  • If you need to work in close proximity to other people, avoid unnecessary discussion and being face-to-face with the client. Try to keep these contacts as short as possible.
  • Do not shake hands. You can wish someone Namaste (or) a good day by smiling and nodding.
  • If the clients use membership cards or other similar cards that need to be verified, avoid handling such cards.
  • If a client coughs or sneezes, take immediately care of the safety distance. Ask the clients to use a face mask and cough into their sleeve. If the client continues to cough, politely ask them to step away from other clients.
  • The clients are asked to use a face mask
  • If you have even mild symptoms of COVID-19, you should work from home and stay safe till you get better and contact a health care service provider or your occupational health care service provider by phone or online in order to book a coronavirus test appointment.
  • If you need to touch clients or any objects or surfaces touched by a client, wash your hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer before touching any other objects, your face or the next client.
  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer frequently and always after handling your colleagues or closer associates. If you handle items collected by your team members or client at work place.
  • Remember that hand sanitizers are not effective if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Clients must also be provided with the opportunity to wash their hands or use a hand sanitizer and be instructed to do so. There must be enough soap and towels, preferably disposable towels, or an automated towel dispenser with a retractable towel at all places for washing hands. If you cannot wash your hands, make sure you have hand sanitizer close to you.
  • Frequent hand washing may cause skin symptoms such as dryness. We recommend using fragrance and preservative free skin creams to prevent any skin symptoms. Hand sanitizers that contain glycerol (glycerines) offer a more skin-friendly alternative to washing your hands. It reduces the drying of skin caused by alcohol (ethanol or propanol).
  • In terms of protection against communicable diseases, maintaining good hand hygiene is by far a more effective method than wearing dirty gloves.
  • The protective effect of tight-fitting disposable gloves made of rubber or plastic is based on improving hand hygiene by wearing them. This effect is only achieved if the gloves are disposed of after use, they are worn in clean hands, they are not used to touch faces and they are removed without touching the contaminated exterior surface of the gloves.
  • Use only clean gloves when working with clients.
  • Wash your hands immediately after wearing gloves or use sanitiser.
  • Used, contaminated gloves must be put into the mixed waste bin.
  • Incorrect use of gloves compromises hygiene and involves a risk of infection if they are exposed to coronaviruses.
  • RESPIRATORY TRACT AND FACE PROTECTION ACCORDING TO RISK ASSESSMENT

  • Respirators filter particle and liquid aerosols and prevent particles from getting into the respiratory tracts of the respirator’s user.
  • The face masks prevent infecting others when coughing or sneezing. They are made of fabrics or fibre. They are not personal protective equipment or respirators. Masks slow down the spreading of the virus.
  • If, according to an employer’s risk assessment, employees need to be protected, the employer may make it obligatory for employees to wear personal protective equipment that meets the set criteria. The employer is responsible for acquiring this equipment. Ergonomics and the employees’ state of health must be taken into account when selecting appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • The surgical masks or filtering half masks should be put into the waste bin (mixed waste) when taking a break. Adequate breaks from wearing this equipment must be arranged so that employees have the ability to focus on their work.
  • When doing the risk assessment also the regional COVID-19 situation needs to be taken into account.
  • If the employee needs to use public transportation or move around in public premises in his work and use mask or PPE, the employer needs to buy the masks and PPE’s.
  • The employer must ensure that there is a sufficient number of masks or protective equipment available. The masks and respirators need to changed when eating, drinking or when it is getting wet.
  • The masks and respirators cannot not be used all day but there needs to be breaks often enough.
  • The employees need to be trained to use the masks and PPE.
  • Please do not forget the safety rules instructions breaks.
  • REMOVING THE FACE MASK FOR AGE ASSESSMENT OR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES

    Provide your client with some alcohol-based hand sanitiser and prepare a specific area or surface where the client’s ID can be placed for easy inspection.

    Give your client the following instructions:

    • Clean your hands with hand sanitiser.
    • Hand over your ID.
    • Remove your face mask by holding both ear loops with a wide grip and lifting off the mask.
    • Keep hold of your mask from the ear loops while your ID is inspected.
    • Don’t put down your mask.
    • When the person inspecting your ID has given you permission, put your mask back on carefully, trying not to touch your face with your hands.
    • Fit the upper part of the mask to the shape of your nose and readjust the position of your mask.
    • Clean your hands with hand sanitiser.
    • Put away your ID.

    JEF TECHNO take full control over their working space, employees and their client’s safety is the most priority. We recommended all our team members to follow the above instruction at all times.