COVID-19 SAFETY COMMITMENT

Mt Seymour is excited to be welcoming back staff and guests to our mountain. To ensure the safety of our staff and guests we are committed to delivering a number of new operational procedures following the guidelines of WorkSafe BC. For the COVID-19 BC Parks response for Mount Seymour Provincial Park visit www.bcparks.ca.

 

WORKER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • A daily Pre-Arrival Self Assessment before leaving home for work each morning.
  • Participate in training before returning to the workplace.
  • Practice personal hygiene, physical distancing, and cleaning procedures set out by the company daily.
  • Do not come to work if feeling ill.
  • Review the Return to Workplace Plan.
  • Read and understand the risk assessments for their respective department including Covid-19 practices that will have altered their daily duties.

 

MANAGER & SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Implement controls and procedures to reduce the risk of transmission for both guests and staff.

These include;

  • Self assessment
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Personal hygiene
  • Physical distancing
  • Contact with the public
  • First Aid Precautions and Response
  • Post signage including occupancy limits, effective hygiene practices, restricted access areas.

 

CLEANING & ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE

  • Cleaning and sanitization of all common areas and surfaces including washrooms, halls, stairwells, doors and door handles, communal equipment, kitchens and lunchrooms daily.
  • Cleaning of personal workspaces multiple times throughout the day .
  • Radios will be assigned to individuals and labelled with their radio call numbers.
  • Workers with offices should eat within their offices. Workers who share a lunchroom with other workers should stagger their breaks as well as cleaning and sanitizing before and after their break/eating takes place.
  • Company vehicles should be used by one or two employees at a time. In situations where that is not possible, use of facemasks during the journey. Company vehicles should be cleaned and disinfected before and after use.

 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Two metre physical distancing must always be followed or implement other control measures or the use of PPE.
  • Staggered start schedules and occasional working from home have been instituted to allow for physical distancing.
  • Reduced room capacities.

 

PERSONAL HYGIENE

  • Handwashing on arrival to work, before and after breaks, after handling cash or mail, tools and/or equipment.
  • Where 2-meter physical distancing cannot be maintained, workers will be required to wear a cloth mask to protect themselves and others.
  • Workers should avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth, cough, or sneeze into the bend of the elbow, dispose used tissues as soon as possible and wash their hands afterwards.
  • Workers should put on, use, and take off personal protective equipment safely and discard in garbage bag promptly.
  • Common greetings such as handshakes, high fives and hugs should be avoided.

 

COVID-19 RESPONSE

If a worker tests positive for Covid-19, the following will occur.

  • Workers who have been in contact with the staff member will be notified and must self-isolate for 10 days and seek testing or medical aid if symptoms develop.
  • Work areas potentially contaminated by Covid-19 will be isolated until a full deep clean and sanitization can be completed. Any clothing, soft materials, equipment, etc. must be cleaned and sanitized before others can enter the area or use the equipment.

 

Mt Seymour’s full COVID-19 workplace plan can be downloaded HERE