Safety Plan for Staff, Tenants & Others at CHS – Updated Jan. 20, 2021

CHS is both home to 250+ independent seniors and independent adults with disabilities, and the workplace of staff, contractors, and service providers.

During this current public health emergency CHS will adhere to the BC Government’s Restart Plan, all applicable Orders from the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafe BC regulations as they relate to private property/apartment buildings.

  1. Safety is priority: signage about safe practices, including health check; physical distancing & use of masks is posted at all entries & main entry bulletin boards.

  2. By your action or lack of action – do no harm to yourself or others.

  3. Do a daily health check: If you are sick stay home; contact your health provider; see #17 below.

  4. Wash your hands often and follow the 20 second soap rule. Hand sanitizer is in each building lobby and in staff work areas.

  5. Stay two meters away from people not in your household: Occupancy limits are posted in each elevator.

  6. If you can not maintain safe physical distance use a face mask; use hand hygiene; do not touch the mask or your face; and remove it using proper hygiene.

  7. If you have a respiratory illness, ask to be tested for Covid-19.

  8. Staff will use personal protective equipment, in addition to other safety protocols as appropriate, in specific situations.

  9. Staff, tenants, and others are personally responsible for their own actions, and the actions of their guests. No-one is expected to act outside their role as a staff, tenant, contractor, or service provider.

  10. Most common or public rooms will continue to remain closed until further notice. High contact surfaces in common areas are sanitized weekly.

12.Staff will use safe tool & equipment handling protocols.

13.Office service counter has plexiglass barrier: Service by appointment only.

14.Maintenance staff will respond to tenant requests for in-suite repairs using triage  

    protocols – safety & risk to people and property is the primary factor. Staff &

    will not enter apartments if they cannot safely move through the rooms.

    15.Service providers, contractors, service technicians & delivery people are

         expected to follow their corporate safe work practice rules while on CHS property.

    16. If you are unsure ask for assistance, use common sense, and see #2 above.

    17. Resources     Urgent Health or Safety concern – call 911

                                   Health questions – call 811

                                   BC Covid 19 On-line Assessment Tool – bc.thrive.health/covid19

                                   Mental Health –  healthlinkbc.ca/mental-health-covid-19

                                   Workplace Concerns – worksafebc.com

BC Center for Disease Control – covid-19.bccdc.ca