Design Build Services (DBS) is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation. DBS is relying on the guidance from the BC Centre for Disease Control and is following directives from WorkSafeBC and the Government of British Columbia to keep our worksites and community safe and healthy. DBS has implemented a work from home strategy; however, some essential employees are unable to work remotely. Therefore, by following the current guidance provided from the aforementioned organizations, we have reduced employee population in our worksites, created social distancing, increased hygiene and cleaning practices, and implemented sick and travel protocols to further reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
Here’s the full scope of measures we have taken on our sites as recommended by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry (https://news.gov.bc.ca/21857)
– Allowing only active workers onsite with no temporary labourers to limit contact from other sites
– Multiple hand wash stations (3 locations) with running water and soap. These stations are sanitized daily
– Practicing and encouraging social distancing onsite(at least 2m) We have reduced in person meetings and are holding all site meetings and toolbox meetings in open spaces or outside.
– Informational posters up onsite for awareness of COVID-19 prevention
– Sanitizing shared tools daily
– Sanitizing site offices daily
– Sanitizing site vehicles daily
– Anyone with COVID-19 like symptoms, such as sore throat, fever, sneezing or coughing must self-isolate at home for 14 days
– Anyone who has travelled outside Canada or who has come in contact with anyone with COVID-19 must self-isolate for 14 days
– Maintain a list of employees and trades that are currently working onsite (full names and phone numbers) and update daily
We know it’s an uncertain time and everyone is navigating a lot of ambiguity right now. As we all do so, we want to help everyone in our workforce prioritize their health and the health of our communities.