Health & Safety Standards
Our business follows Communicable disease prevention WorkSafeBC guidelines and will occasionally update our procedures based on health authority recommendations.
“This guide provides information for employers to develop a communicable disease plan. An effective plan includes general measures to reduce the risk of communicable disease and additional measures for when there is an elevated risk of communicable disease. It is not meant for employers who have an existing exposure control plan related to communicable disease, such as health care employers.”
Last updated: October 1st, 2022
We are committed to follow recommendations of our Public Health Officer, and we will continually monitor and reassess the situation as things change. We will make adjustments to health and safety measures as needed.
This should go without saying, but:
- If you’re sick – even with only mild symptoms — stay home.
- If a member of your household is sick, stay home.
- If you are immunocompromised or part of a high-risk group, stay home.
If you don’t think you can follow the guidelines, stay home.
If you have any questions, please contact our support team at [email protected].
What we ask our members to do.
Do not, under any circumstances, come to coLab if you aren’t feeling well. Runny nose, chills, sore throat, fever, cough, you name it – stay at home for everyone’s sake or you will be asked to leave immediately.
Please respect the restrictions on meeting room capacity. We ask that members not exceed meeting room occupancy limits.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds when you arrive at coLab, after using the washroom, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, before preparing food, and after you’ve been in a public place. Alternatively, you can use the alcohol-based hand sanitizer available in the wall-mounted dispensers around the coLab.
coLab members and have the option to choose to wear a cloth face mask when they are in coLab common areas, and maintain a social distance of no less than 2 meters.
What coLab does
coLab has a set of cleaning procedures that our employees and members follow.
We maintain a checklist of common areas, containing high-touch surfaces that will be cleaned and disinfected on a frequent schedule and after each use.
We use health authority-recommended products that both clean and disinfect. Products are placed in easily accessible areas and are be available for use by all members.
Informational posters are mounted around the space containing information about cleaning procedures and instructions for employees and members.
coLab has implemented several measures to increase the rate at which the indoor air is purified of contaminants, including increased airflow and HEPA Air Purifiers.
We have a collection of plants throughout coLab. Plants are capable of absorbing several noxious compounds, including benzene and formaldehyde.
Please send questions and feedback to [email protected]. Your opinion is important to us and we want to make sure you are comfortable working from coLab.