How to provide physical distancing in a manufacturing environment
As companies prepare to adapt to COVID-19 for the foreseeable future, there is an immediate need to put physical distancing solutions in place on production lines and in office spaces. As a result ATC has started to supply customers with screens and partitions for physical distancing purposes in the last few weeks along with some ergonomic workstations.
ATC can provide complete assembly work-cells and workstation partitions to eliminate cross-contamination thus ensuring health and safety standards are met whilst at the same time maintaining productivity. Divider screens can be designed and manufactured using our Flowtube system. These screens can be provided as mobile or static screens and can be configured to suit specific customer requirements and to fit the customers’ space constraints.
These social-distancing screens have the added advantage that when social distancing is no longer required, the screens can be taken apart and re-used for other purposes.
Another innovative solution is this first prototype of a foot-operated hand sanitizer dispenser. This hand hygiene solution is ideal for industry and helps reduce infection risk in the work place. The operation of this hand sanitiser is shown in the attached YouTube link.
ATC can also provide a range of floor markings and signage that can help assist companies during COVID-19. The signage can be used as a visual aid to social distancing and a means of communicating best practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic. These solutions are made from resilient material that will withstand heavy foot traffic, vehicle traffic, and spills such as water and chemicals. The signage is easy to clean and in addition to the vibrancy of the signage it does not fade with exposure to UV light – another added benefit.
Companies should take action now to get the necessary plant and signage in place in advance of staff returning to the workplace. This will ensure good practices are followed and staff are protected from unnecessary exposure to the COVID-19 virus.