Q&A: Planning to Return to Work After COVID-19 - Session 1

A reintroduction to work and office life is imminent, however, it can be dangerous if mishandled. Employers have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of employees, and minimise future business impact of COVID-19. Planning is key to a safe transition to the "new normal". 

On May 26, SAI Global Assurance launched the first live Q&A in a series to support businesses safely return to work. 

Our expert, Kiran Bhagat - Global Technical Scheme Owner for Quality and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems, answers the following questions:

  • Can you give us an overview of the steps we should take before returning to work?
  • Is a phased approach better than allowing all employees back at the same time?
  • What are some things we should consider in our Risk Assessment?
  • What workplace safety protocols should we be implemented into our business?
  • We have a plan that we think will help reduce risks of an outbreak in our company, how do we make sure our employees follow the plan?
  • Should preparing for a second outbreak be a priority?
  • If we’re working towards protecting our business, what should we do to ensure our Supply Chain is doing the same?
  • Given the stress COIVD-19 has put on employees and our business, how should we support our employees while trying to build up business demand again?
  • We’re looking at a staggered approach to returning to work, what do you recommend we do from an IT support continuity perspective?


To learn more about how SAI Global can help you and your organisation throughout the COVID-19 situation, please view our Return to Work Resources here, or Contact Us
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