Some Companies Are Still Hiring! What Are They Doing to Keep Their Employees Safe?
Written by Jovan Lee
Singapore is in the midst of an extended Circuit Breaker so those who can are supposed to stay home. What if you need to work on the front line or are in essential services? While these are difficult times, here are some things you can do and how employers are taking the necessary measures to keep their employees safe. Your safety is their number one priority and that’s why we’ve got a list of companies and the measures they’re taking to keep their employees safe during the circuit breaker.
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You are your own first line of defense against the virus, that’s why taking care of your own safety is the most crucial step in keeping us protected. Here are some of the measures you can take as an employee or future employee:
- Wear a mask at all times to keep yourself and others safe and only remove it to eat, drink, or wash your face
- Monitor your temperature regularly and sound out if you have a fever or are not feeling well immediately
- If you are feeling unwell, stay at home and inform your supervisor or manager that you will not be able to come into work
- Sanitize your hands as often as you can and wash them frequently with soap and water
- Avoid lingering around after working hours and head home immediately after work if you can
- Practice safe distancing measures even with colleagues whenever possible
These are some of the measures that you can take to ensure your own safety and heighten the awareness of personal hygiene in your workplace. It is important that your employers put in place measures that protect you too. Here we highlight some big employers and the safety measures they have implemented in their workplace.
Apart from the countrywide stance on wearing masks at all times, KFC employees take their temperature twice a day to ensure that employees with a high temperature do not come into contact with others. Employees are also required to wash and sanitize their hands regularly to protect themselves, others, as well as customers.
In addition to these measures, KFC has also started implementing contactless takeaway. This allows employees to serve their customers’ orders without ever having to come into physical contact with them.
Employees of Pizza Hut must wash and sanitize their hands regularly. Additionally, in order to raise safe distancing measures, delivery riders are required to take their temperature before picking up any orders. Riders with temperatures above 37.5 degrees will not be allowed to collect their order. This keeps employees and customers safe as employees at Pizza Hut help keep the country fed.
Contactless delivery is also an available option for customers. This allows contact between Pizza Hut employees and their customers to be heavily minimized, keeping all parties involved safe.
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To minimize contact, cashless and contactless payment is encouraged at Cold Storage. This prevents employees from unnecessary physical contact with shoppers. With the new measure of wearing masks at all times and strict social distancing in place, employees at Cold Storage are also safely distanced from shoppers and other employees.
These measures help to minimize contact with customers and other employees, hence keeping everyone as safe from COVID-19 as possible.
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All NTUC employees must mask up, and food sampling activities have ceased to cut down any unnecessary contact with shoppers. Cleaning regimes at stores have also been ramped up, especially for high-contact surfaces including railings, trolleys, baskets, and checkout counters. This happens every four hours to ensure a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation.
All staff and suppliers must also take their temperature at least twice a day, ensuring that all working staff members are not feeling unwell. Sanitizers have also been made readily available for customers and employees alike.
Your safety is a joint responsibility
Employers are doing their best to implement measures that keep you safe during these challenging times. However, it is important that you take your own safety into your own hands as well.
Adhering to social distancing measures and ensuring that you are well-protected at all times is the best way to keep yourself and others safe during this pandemic. If you are going to work, ensure that your personal hygiene is accounted for and always wear a mask.
It takes everyone to work together to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Employers have measures in place to keep everyone safe, and some are still hiring right now. Download the FastJobs app and search for “#FastHire” to apply for jobs with immediate vacancies!