One in five people who’ve been attending their workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic said they’re not satisfied with the health and safety measures that have been put in place.
This is according to a survey compiled by the CIPD, which also shows that nearly half (49%) of people that are not currently attending their workplace are anxious about returning.
Interestingly, 12% of workers don’t trust their employer to provide a safe environment when they do return to the workplace.
The CIPD believes that the return to work process must be a gradual one and should meet three key tests.
Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD, explained, “It’s vital that organisations consider the physical safety and mental wellbeing of their people before returning them to the existing workplace. They should first consider if they can meet three conditions: is it essential for them to be in the workplace to do their job, is it sufficiently safe and is it mutually agreed with workers. Even with those measures in place the return to workplaces must still be gradual so that social distancing can be maintained.
“A return to work doesn’t necessarily mean a return to the old workplace. A recent survey from CIPD shows employers, overall, report home workers are at least as productive as other workers and plan to double the proportion of staff who work from home regularly once the crisis is over compared to pre-pandemic levels. We have a long road ahead to get Britain back to work, but by engaging with staff and taking the time to think through workplace protections, businesses will be in a much better position to bring people back at the right time and in the right way.”
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