Victoria Electric Bikes Safety Plan

There are no changes to our COVID Safety Plan as of today, however, with the new public health orders coming into effect today for many businesses, we are taking the time to share with you all of what we are doing to keep our community safe. Victoria Electric Bikes is committed to the health and safety of staff, visitors and our community. If you have any questions regarding safety at Victoria Electric Bikes, kindly reach out to Charles Turner in store or by email at

Purpose of COVID-19 safety plan
This COVID-19 safety plan template has been created by Victoria Electric Bikes to outline the policies and procedures that have been put in place to protect Victoria Electric Bikes employees, guests and others entering the business from the potential transmission of COVID-19. This plan follows the
WorkSafeBC six step process for developing a COVID-19 safety and aligns with current Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and WorkSafeBC requirements.

Victoria Electric Bikes ownership and management are responsible for the development of this plan including ensuring that adequate resources are made available to implement and sustain the plan.  All Victoria Electric Bikes employees and contractors will follow this safety plan as a condition of
employment. All guests must follow this safety plan as a condition of visiting our property. The Manager is responsible for implementing this safety plan throughout the workplace. Employees are responsible for participating in the development, implementation and ongoing sustainment
of the COVID-19 safety plan. If employees have any concerns regarding this plan they are to bring them to the attention of Charles Turner.

STEP 1 – Identify the risks

The following areas have been identified as areas where employees and/or guests may gather:
• Main front of house retail store space
• Service / office space at back of store

The following tasks bring our employees close to one another or to guests:
• Welcoming customers into store
• Tour of store outlining range of bicycles and accessories available
• Conducting Test rides
• Sales transactions at the register
• Interface between front of house and the service area
• Servicing bicycles in service area

The following tools, machinery and equipment have been identified as items that employees and/or guests share:
• Cash register
• Bicycles
• Accessory merchandise
• Service tools

The following items have been identified as high touch items:
• Doorknobs
• POS key pad
• Bicycle handlebars
• Bicycle helmets for test rides and for sale

STEP 2 – Control the risks
We have put the following administrative controls in place:
• Any employee who exhibits any symptoms related to COVID prior to their shift will be required to stay at home.
• Masks are mandatory for everyone, employees and customers, in all indoor spaces at Victoria Electric Bikes.

STEP 3 – Develop Policies and Procedures
Cleaning and Disinfection
Victoria Electric Bikes cleans and disinfects all high contact points as identified in Step 1 using the recommended and required contact time.
The cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, especially high-contact surfaces, forms an important part of our safe work practices for controlling COVID-19 in the workplace.

Hand washing
Regular hand washing is an important step in controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.  Victoria Electric Bike employees must wash their hands when they arrive at the workplace, before and after breaks, after coughing, sneezing or touching the face, after using the washroom and before leaving work. Soap and water are preferred but hand sanitizer with a 70% alcohol base can be used when soap and water is unavailable, or as an additional control.

Daily Health Screening
All Victoria Electric Bike employees must review the below information every day, before entering the workplace. Worker and visitor entry check posters are displayed at Staff entrance.
Have you travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days
1. Have you been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with COVID-19?
2. Have you been told to isolate by Public Health?
3. Are you displaying any of the following new or worsening symptoms?
• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Difficulty breathing
• Sore throat
• Loss of appetite
• Extreme fatigue or tiredness
• Headache
• Body aches
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea
Anyone answering yes to questions 1-3 must follow the advice of Public Health and not attend the workplace. Anyone displaying any of the symptoms listed above must not attend the workplace and should call HealthLinkBC at 811 for further direction from Public Health. Any worker that receives a positive COVID-19 test result will not be allowed to return to the workplace until they have a negative COVID-19 test result or a note from the doctor stating they are no longer infectious.

If any worker becomes ill at the worksite, they are to report to The Manager The employee will be isolated from the other employees on the worksite and arrangements will be made for them to go home.

STEP 4 – Communication and Training
Everyone within the Victoria Electric Bike workplace understands how to keep themselves and others safe. Training includes the need to stay at home when sick, understanding occupancy limits, hand washing procedures , cleaning procedures, mask protocol, and who is permitted to enter the workplace.

STEP 5 – Updating the COVID-19 Safety Plan and Monitoring the Workplace
The Manager is responsible for implementing, reviewing and updating this COVID-19 safety plan. throughout the workplace.  Review and update will follow a workplace case of COVID-19, or whenever Provincial Health Officer orders, other government requirements and WorkSafeBC protocols change.

STEP 6 – Ensuring Ongoing Training and Monitoring
Training on this COVID-19 safety plan will be included in all new hire orientations, or when bringing back employees following a period of absence.
This safety plan will be reviewed and revised, as required, to reflect any:
• Changes to job scope which may affect the plan,
• New areas of concern or the identification of something that isn’t working,
• Health and safety concerns raised through a worker representative or joint health and safety committee,
• Changes to Provincial Health Officer orders or other government and industry requirements that affect the plan

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