Work Risk Assessment Sunshine Coast
The delicate balance of reopening businesses while still employing protections against the coronavirus is not an easy one to achieve. For Sunshine Coast residents, this means a return to work risk assessment that accounts for all relevant factors in getting your life back to normal. Until a vaccine is developed, there are no guarantees, but there are things you can do to fully understand the risk that you are facing when going back to your place of employment.
Avoid Catching the Coronavirus
The first step to any assessment is understanding how to minimize your chances of catching the virus. The virus spreads like most other viruses through the spread of water droplets expelled from the body due to sneezing or coughing. Whether you are in the presence of someone who is experiencing the symptoms or pick up the droplets from surfaces, that is the most common way to catch the coronavirus.
While the workplace itself is at risk, so too is traveling to and from your home to work. In such situations, it may not be possible to apply all recommended standards of staying the proper distance from other people. However, consider that wearing masks and not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth will minimize the risk.
Evaluation for a Return to work Risk Assessment
There are five basic steps to fully understanding your risk of catching the coronavirus. Before you return to work on the Sunshine Coast, you will need to consider the following.
- Hazards of commuting and being in the workplace
- Risk to others if you catch the virus
- Likelihood of spreading the coronavirus to others
- Reviews your findings and make the proper judgement
This means a full risk assessment of your living conditions, lifestyle, and most important who lives with you will help you make the best-informed decision.
Commuting on the Sunshine Coast
If you travel alone by vehicle, then your risk is minimized compared to public transportation. Evaluate alternative ways of reaching work if public transportation is not a viable option. Carpooling with the proper protections in place may be one option.
Outdoors: Studies have shown that the chances of catching the coronavirus outdoors is considerably less compared to indoor environments. The sunshine combined with air currents disperse and minimize the danger. However, it is still possible to catch the virus if you stand too close for too long a period.
If you take care of an elderly relative or someone who has high risk factors that make them vulnerable to the coronavirus, then you should take that into consideration before heading back to the workplace. It may mean the risk is simply too great until a vaccine is available or that proper steps can be taken.
For Sunshine Coast residents, a return to work risk assessment should be taken seriously. The goal is to minimize your chances of contracting the coronavirus while getting your life back to normal. It will not be an easy task, but it is one that you will need to make to ensure you are safe and secure. Contact HRB Consulting for more information.