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Andrew Bober  
#1 Posted : 18 May 2020 15:51:48(UTC)
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Andrew Bober

I've got plenty of photos of queues outside shops and markings within shops, but if there are any practitioners out there who'd like to share any photos of how they have had social distancing set out in their workplaces (whatever the sector) I would really appreciate it.

Offices, corridors, lifts, toilets, break out areas, reception areas.

We have set up an operational team to work on solutions, and visual examples would really assist.

Drop me a line to my work address aboe@aeltc.com

 

 

 

Edited by user 18 May 2020 15:52:21(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Andrew Bober  
#2 Posted : 19 May 2020 08:07:11(UTC)
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Andrew Bober

grim72  
#3 Posted : 19 May 2020 08:47:25(UTC)
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grim72

There are a couple fo good youtube videos by construction companies that have some footage of what they are doing - might be of use/interest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0FL1h5n3LE

and

https://youtu.be/doF_vyqjAf0 

biker1  
#4 Posted : 19 May 2020 15:48:23(UTC)
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biker1

Our local district council demanded that a shopkeeper remove tape from the pavement outside the shop, on the basis that it was a 'trip hazard'. Considering the state of many pavements, this would have been hilarious if not so annoying. They are now apparently reviewing their guidelines. Jobsworths strike again.

Tom50  
#5 Posted : 19 May 2020 17:11:22(UTC)
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Tom50

The links to examples of social distancing in workplaces were really useful, appreciated, thanks !!

grim72  
#6 Posted : 20 May 2020 11:34:06(UTC)
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grim72

Here is another from crossrail: https://youtu.be/qUNhIx4yWr0

nic168  
#7 Posted : 21 May 2020 10:41:54(UTC)
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nic168

On a lighter note, some of my older female friends have struggled to visualise 6ft/or 2 m. I suggested  to think of a body laid between them. They opted for Sean Connery prostrate at their feet.

WE now have a short list that includes- Idris Elba, Nicole Kidman, Sean Connery, Greg Davis, Mranda Hart.

 It works for them and makes them smile, I have not yet included it as a workplace measure, although i may put something in about to celebrity cutouts to see if anyone has actually read it.

Roundtuit  
#8 Posted : 21 May 2020 11:35:29(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Idris Elba -1.89m

Nicole Kidman - 1,.80m

Sean Connery - 1.88m

Greg Davis - 2.03m

Miranda Hart - 1.85m

Richard Osman - 2.01m

Sorry the post peaked my interest, a certain supermarket advising two trolleys apart is also wrong given a standard trolley is 1.22m long (dear boss please end this furlough)

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Roundtuit  
#9 Posted : 21 May 2020 11:35:29(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Idris Elba -1.89m

Nicole Kidman - 1,.80m

Sean Connery - 1.88m

Greg Davis - 2.03m

Miranda Hart - 1.85m

Richard Osman - 2.01m

Sorry the post peaked my interest, a certain supermarket advising two trolleys apart is also wrong given a standard trolley is 1.22m long (dear boss please end this furlough)

thanks 2 users thanked Roundtuit for this useful post.
CptBeaky on 21/05/2020(UTC), CptBeaky on 21/05/2020(UTC)
CptBeaky  
#10 Posted : 21 May 2020 11:53:17(UTC)
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CptBeaky

The "2m or 6 feet away" really bother me. Which is it? they are not the same distance!

stevedm  
#11 Posted : 21 May 2020 12:01:12(UTC)
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stevedm

...6ft if you are American or 2m for everyone else...the fact that this can travel up to 8m seems to eluded everyone..  :)

Roundtuit  
#12 Posted : 21 May 2020 14:31:08(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Roundtuit  
#13 Posted : 21 May 2020 14:31:08(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Ian Bell2  
#14 Posted : 21 May 2020 18:20:08(UTC)
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Ian Bell2

You could measure your social distancing in Astronomical Units...

1 AU = 150m km

2m = 1.333 x 10^-8 AU

I'll get my coat

chris42  
#15 Posted : 22 May 2020 11:22:59(UTC)
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chris42

Normally when something is mentioned on this site, someone pipes up is the measuring device calibrated (something I don’t always feel is really necessary, however). So, in the spirit of that, then we need to consider what the national standard is for this. Normally it is a certain number of wavelengths of a particular radioactive substance. This may be a little difficult to visualise on the office floor.

However, a quick google search noted that the metre was initially defined as one ten-millionth of the distance on the Earth's surface from the north pole to the equator, on a line passing through Paris. Expeditions from 1792 to 1799 determined this length by measuring the distance from Dunkirk to Barcelona, with an accuracy of about 0.02%

Of course, light travels at 299,792,458 m/s so simply divide 2m by the speed of light you get 0.00000000667128190396304 seconds. Then simply get a very good stop watch and record the distance some light travels in that length of time.

I don’t see the problem

I don’t need to get my coat I’m already home, and not cracking up at all :0) 

Chris

Mark-W  
#16 Posted : 25 May 2020 19:22:25(UTC)
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Mark-W

You're argument/explanation was good until you mentioned the French. Nothing ever comes good from doing that. And why would you want to go to Paris anyway. It's a smelly dirty city, or the bits I've visited were.

Manion16110  
#17 Posted : 26 May 2020 12:12:10(UTC)
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Manion16110

the WHO (not the group). states "Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease".

I work with many on differing construction sites now we need a permit for less than 2.0 metre working. they cannot measure, they will ban you from site if no permit (1) and if a permit (working less than 2.0 metres) more than 15 minutes again banned from site.

This is from so called health and safety persons. they want masks (p3), the want hand protection, fac screen and so on. 

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