Safety Screens and Sneeze Guards
COVID-19 Safety Screens and Protective Sneeze Guards
We have developed a range of protective screens to help shield staff and customers against the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) disease. Your Protective screens are made from clear perspex plastic, the sneeze guard screens are cut with a service hatch for your convenience. They are clean and transparent which act as a barrier and are perfect to be used as counter screens in shops, offices, reception area pharmacies, restaurants or any area you have with a counter. The sneeze protection guards are also drilled with two small holes in the fit which can be used to secure them to the counter.
The following requirements, among others, are included in the Protocol:
- Each workplace will appoint at least one lead worker representative, who will work with the employer to ensure that COVID19 measures are strictly adhered to in the workplace.
- Before a workplace reopens, there will be COVID-19 induction training for all workers to make sure that they are up to speed on the Public Health Advice and Guidance.
- Employers will issue a pre-return to work form for workers to complete at least 3 days in advance of the return to work.
- Employers are also required to update their safety plans before reopening, in consultation with, and with the agreement of, workers.
- The plan should include measures relevant to COVID-19, for example, social distancing, the provision of hand sanitizers, tissues and clinical waste bags, clear procedures around handwashing and respiratory etiquette, and ensuring proper ventilation on site.
- Employers will keep a log of any group work in order to facilitate contact tracing
- Employers are required to put a response plan in place, outlining details of how they will deal with a suspected case of COVID-19 in the workplace, to include a designated manager in charge.
- If a worker displays any symptoms of the virus during work hours, the designated manager must direct that person to a designated isolation area, along a designated route, all the time maintaining a 2 metre distance, and arrange for that person to remain in isolation before arranging for them to be transported home, or to a medical facility, avoiding public transport.
- The employer must also carry out a full risk assessment of the incident to see what, if any, further action needs to be taken.
- Breaks and rest periods should be organised so as to facilitate social distancing
- In settings where 2 meter separation is not possible, alternative protective measures such as the installation of physical barriers/plastic sneeze guards should be put in place
Some useful links from the HSE: https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/displayscreenequipmentcampaign/
Government Return to Work: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/22829a-return-to-work-safely-protocol/