Policies & Procedures:
Team members must stay home when
- Symptoms of illness are present, whether they have COVID-19 or not.
- They have travelled internationally. They will be monitored and must remain away from the workplace for at least 14 days.
- They have an ill person living in their home.
- They share a residence with a person that has or may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Team members who have been exposed to anyone confirmed to have COVID-19, or to anyone with possible symptoms of COVID-19, must call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 for an assessment and to determine any necessary next steps.
Keeping eachother safe through Social Distancing:
- Team members must limit interpersonal contact and keep a minimum distance of 2-3 arm lengths between themselves and fellow team members, clients, & service providers at all times during working hours.
- Team members must drive in separate vehicles during working hours, including to and from work. (1 team member per vehicle)
- No more than a total of 4 team members are permitted to be on a single site at any given time.
- Team members are not permitted to be on-site at the same time as any sub-trades or service providers.
- Team members must practise common flu prevention practices during all working hours (I.e. handwashing, sneeze or cough into sleeve, avoid touching their face, etc.)
- Team members must not share any personal items during working hours (I.e Food, drink, lighters, etc.)
- Team members are expected to follow all safety protocols (including the relevant health authorities) outside of working hours. Any Team Member found to be uncompliant will be subject to review by HC Management to assess risk to the overall safe working environment.
Keeping each other safe while using tools, equipment & material:
- One team member will be delegated each day by the Project-Lead to set up tools & equipment in the morning, using the gloves provided and wrap up at the end of the day and must use gloves and cleaning products provided; all tools & equipment must be cleaned and sanitized at the end of each day and prior to being stored.
- All team members are required to use their own personal essential tools (skill saw, drills, extension cords, hand tools, etc.) and store them in their personal vehicles at the end of each day.
- All team members must use the gloves and cleaning products provided to clean and sanitize all tools & equipment immediately after each use.
- All team member must avoid sharing tools, equipment and building materials.
- All material requirements are to be delivered by service providers
Keeping each other safe through practising cleanliness:
- Team members must use the provided cleaning product and gloves to clean and sanitize all surfaces they have touched immediately after making contact (I.e. door handles, light switches, porter-potty, toilet seat, etc.)
- One team member will be delegated at the end each day by the Project-Lead to use the gloves and cleaning products provided to clean and sanitize all surfaces which the team, sub-contractors and services provided may have been in contact with.
Our reminder of the right to refuse work:
“Workers in B.C. have the right to refuse work if they believe it presents an undue hazard.
An undue hazard is an “unwarranted, inappropriate, excessive, or disproportionate” risk, above and beyond the potential exposure a general member of the public would face through regular, day-to-day activity.
In these circumstances, the worker should follow steps within their workplace to resolve the issue. The worker would begin by reporting the undue hazard to their employer for investigation and the employers would then need to consider the refusal on a case-by-case basis, depending on the situation.
For more information, see Occupational Health and Safety Guideline G3.12”
Our thanks to you:
Your health and safety along with that of our greater community is our upmost priority. During times like these it is important that we continue work together to build a positive future. Thank you for all your on-going support.