The 5 Essential Signages that may be MANDATORY for your workplace, post lockdown. Are you prepared?


Once the lockdown is eased, the economy, our lifestyle and our work environments would be changed forever.

These are the 5 essential signages that would be required in any workplace, once the lockdown opens.

1.How to wash hands

While we have generally learned to wash our hands, the Corona epidemic has placed intense importance on the act of washing hands. WHO has defined the approved method of washing hands and it is shown in the image below.

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This should be placed actively across offices, especially near any area that has a facility for washing hands.

Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

Follow these five steps every time.

    1.Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

    2.Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

    3.Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

    4.Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.    

5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Key Times to Wash Hands

You can help yourself and your co-workers stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • After reaching the workplace, and before touching the workstation. Repeat every hour.
  • After touching any outside items like couriers received, post etc.
  • After touching printers, shredders, or any other commonly used items.
  • Before and after eating food
  • After using the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

2. Social Distancing

It would be legally required to keep social distance. Social distancing means keeping a gap of approximately 1.5 meters from others.

Remind your workforce to do this with adequate signage on the walls, especially where gatherings are likely – like in the canteen areas, near the water cooler or near workstations.

This is the sign you need for this.

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3. How to wear a mask

Wearing a good quality mask is already compulsory in public spaces. It would also be mandated in many work environments.

However, wearing a mask incorrectly provides little or no protection and can actually be a hazard.

This signage would adequately inform employees of how to wear a mask

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4. How to dispose of a mask

While wearing a mask is essential – correct disposal is critical. Disposing of a mask incorrectly could result in the infection being spread.

The signage below helps your staff understand how to dispose of the mask correctly.

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5. Symptoms of Corona Virus

While most people are aware of the symptoms – it is useful to have clear signage in the workplace, especially areas like shop floors – to remind the staff to be vigilant for such signs.

This sign gives the employees a good understanding of the potential symptoms for Coronavirus and what to watch out for.

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Prevention is always better than cure, is the common phrase. This article dealt with a few common queries on How to wash hands, how to wear a mask, how to dispose a mask and the common signs of the Corona Virus.

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