Distribution Industry

Comprehensive COVID-19 Response
Distribution Industry Guidelines
Focus on people, premises, processes, products, and procedures even as you implement a COVID-19 risk management plan. Coronavirus survival in low temperature is enhanced, take special care when receiving incoming products, storing them, and distribution after retrieving them from cold storage.

Continue operating your contamination prevention program (cleaning, contamination), disinfecting and sanitizing trucks, work equipment and surfaces, as well as all high-touch surfaces, will kill most viruses, including the Coronavirus family of viruses.

Avoid crowding and maintain social distancing.

Stagger Breaks – not having breaks together.

Basic Introduction training for Covid–19 (symptoms, precautions).

Hand washing is extremely important.

Food works must wash hands:

– before starting work
– before and after handling food
– after handling waste
– after cleaning duties
– after using the toilet
– after eating, drinking or smoking 
– after coughing, sneezing or blowing nose
– if possible increase the areas of hand washing stations

Wash Hands Covid-19 Response

General workplace guidelines


Personnel Precautions
Wash hands often and wear PPE while working.


Clean often using appropriate cleaning agents.


Contact Tracing
If required, setup the capability to record your customers details.


Positive Environment
Optimistic environment helps best practice adherence.


Social Distancing
Ensure 6 feet or 2 metre distance between workstations.


Reinforce best practices for personal hygiene and sanitization plans.


Daily Symptom check
Monitor staff for symptoms of COVID-19.


Stay up to date
Stay current with industry and government updates. 

Operational Personnel guidelines


Personal Hygiene
Wash hands frequently, wear PPE before entering work areas.


PPE or Uniforms
Don fresh set of PPE gear before entering back into work areas.


Symptom check
Check for symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath.


Stagger break timing so social distancing is maintained.


Deliveries and dispatches managed in a contact-less fashion.


Stay up to date
Stay current with new work guidelines and health announcements.


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