COVID-19 – Classroom Practices
As an essential service provider, Worksite Safety will continue to provide classroom-based health and safety training for the foreseeable future. New measures have been implemented to facilitate the safe delivery of training including:
- Masks will be provided and required to be worn for all participants. Students who are unable or unwilling to wear a mask will not be permitted for general admittance.
- Class sizes have been reduced to facilitate physical distancing of 2 metres between participants, class size limitations vary based on classroom dimensions.
- Classes will begin with an overview of new protective measures including hygiene, sanitization, and distancing.
- Participants will be performing guided equipment training individually without direct contact from other students or instructors.
- Hand washing and sanitization is to be performed between any activities that involve shared surfaces or equipment.
- Symptomatic attendees or individuals with recent exposure to the virus will not be permitted.
Following these practices is an essential step in slowing the spread of this pandemic while ensuring that essential services are not interrupted throughout an extended period.
At this time, all of our Working at Heights, Working at Heights Refresher, Joint Health and Safety Committee, Confined Space and Fall Protection classes will run as scheduled.
If you have questions or need to modify a classroom training booking, please call us at (866) 756-5552 and one of our specialists would be happy to assist you.
To learn how you can help contain the spread of this pandemic, we have also developed a free Pandemic Awareness course which is available here.
Consulting Clients & Office Visitors:
- Air travel (both within Canada and internationally) is currently restricted
- Office locations are closed to the general public. Please call ahead to arrange alternatives for pick-up or drop-off of equipment and packages.
- All meetings are to be facilitated over the phone or through web services wherever possible
- Site audits and inspections will continue as required. Additional protective measures may need to be addressed on a case by case basis.
Addressing Concerns Regarding COVID-19 at Worksite Safety
At Worksite Safety, we believe in the promotion of safe and healthy workplaces. Central to this belief is the ability to recognize risks and proactively control those risks. In recent months, the world has seen a novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, spread rapidly across the globe. Worksite Safety recognizes the increasing prevalence of the virus and has implemented preventative measures for the protection of our own staff and the students in our classroom sessions. We aim to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in our offices and training facilities, by following recommendations and best practices from globally recognized health authorities. The following has been compiled from information made available to the public from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada, and the World
Health Organization (WHO). Each of us shares the responsibility in preventing further transmission of COVID-19. Please do your part by following the recommendations below.
Based on what is currently known about COVID-19, spread from person-to-person with this virus happens most frequently among close contacts (within about 6 feet). This type of transmission occurs via respiratory droplets emitted through sneezing and coughing. Transmission of novel coronavirus to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Typical symptoms include a low-grade fever, cold-like symptoms and shortness of breath.
How You Can do Your Part- Recommendations and Best Practices
- Cough/sneeze into your arm
- Avoid unnecessary physical contact with others
- Do not share personal items such as pens, tools, utensils, food
- Wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds
- Use hand sanitizer/disinfecting wipes when hand washing is not possible
- Avoid contact with vulnerable people, i.e. those with compromised immune systems
- Avoid touching your face