What does sedes do?
May 12, 2020

sedes is built to help organisations deal with environmental, social distancing and desk management issues on a day to day basis

Hand sanitiser, hygiene, PPE it is all about protecting another spike in the current pandemic. Having health and safety measures, risk assessments and management systems protect staff and supports businesses.

Setting the scene

‘The Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work’-

Around half of the world’s population is on lockdown in the attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, a public health emergency that has claimed thousands of lives and sparked fears of the worst global recession since the Great Depression.

This has had a profound impact on the world of work, as well as global mental and physical well-being. Most non-essential workers were catapulted into a remote working from home model.

The world of work quickly adapted their service delivery to online platforms, Zoom, Skype, Teams etc, referred to as the new ‘normal’.

While nobody would choose to go through this crisis, social scientists, management professors and psychologists around the world are watching closely, keen to investigate the positive and negative effects of this enforced global experiment. However, there is emerging evidence that people are struggling with ‘remote burnout’ and a sharp rise in poor mental health, this coupled with consumer demand and employer desperation will be a catalysis for getting people back into the office.

No vaccine, a lack of testing, PPE, disjointed childcare and different supply and demand needs from industry to industry basis will make returning to work gradual and messy.

The one standard global safety measure in a work context is the mandatory social distancing rule i.e. reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot).

There will be many organisations who have yet to work out how this safety measure can be applied in their own working environment. Undoubtedly it will involve shift patterns an flexible working arrangements.

In some cases, bigger premises will help with this, but managing this situation will require both flexibility and adaptability and simplified systems to enable the management of the SD rule. Organisations will need resources such as Sedes to comply with their responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and additional amendments COVID-19.

Why organisations needs sedes?

New markets -COVID-19- safety first –

sedes is in that unique space where a lot of organisations have developed an appetite for change, more than ever organisations who were non-tech savvy, have found that they have embraced the technological changes and new platforms required to function through this pandemic. It will be just another platform! But a platform that will give workers/staff a sense of reassurance that their workplace is a safe space.

It’s important to remember that getting staff back to work will be a key priority for many industries as evidence suggest that there are growing concerns about staff welfare mental health due to ‘remote burnout’ and will be a bigger issue if the country has a prolonged lockdown.

Launching a new COVID-19 ‘safety’ product to market now that will support organisations in mitigating COVID-19 risk is imperative, all organisations will be required to undertake new COVID-19 risk assessments.

sedes is a system that will act is a visual tool whereby staff feel safe. It relays the key messages that ‘we care’, ‘we have your backs on this’.

sedes has several functions, enabling a planned safe integration to the world of work for staff.

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people