As part of our exposure control plan, Complete Technologies has put together the following questionnaires to help ensure the safety of our staff, clients and the community. For the safety of our clients, staff, and community, it is fundamental that these questions be answered honestly and thoughtfully.
These questions will be completed online the same day of any interaction with Complete Technologies staff. The results of this screening tool remain valid for 24 hours, providing you remain asymptomatic.
Anyone that will come in contact with a Complete Technologies employee must complete the Individual COVID-19 Questionnaire.
Every organization expecting an onsite visit from Complete Technologies should have any employees that will be within 2 metres (6 feet) of a Complete Technologies employee complete the Individual COVID-19 Questionnaire. If this is not possible, a representative from that company must complete the Site Visit COVID-19 Questionnaire Verificaton Form.
We sincerely thank you for your cooperation and for helping us to ensure the safety of our staff, your staff and the entire community.
Complete Technologies Exposure Control Plan for COVID-10
Employees who may be exposed to COVID-19
From time to time, employees of Complete Technologies are required to visit the onsite premises of other businesses to assist with technical issues related to computers and business network environments. Visiting these locations introduce a risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Tasks with risks of COVID-19 exposure
Onsite technical work : Employees of Complete Technologies are sometimes required to carry out physical activities including the touching and moving of technical equipment and use of computer keyboards.
Onsite communication : Employees of Complete Technologies are sometimes to communicate face to face with persons from organizations that Complete Technologies provides technical and managed services for.
Ways in which COVID-19 can enter the body
COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which spreads between people, mainly when an infected person is in close contact with another person.
The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe heavily. These liquid particles are different sizes, ranging from larger ‘respiratory droplets’ to smaller ‘aerosols’.
Other people can catch COVID-19 when the virus gets into their mouth, nose or eyes, which is more likely to happen when people are in direct or close contact (less than 1 metre apart) with an infected person.
Current evidence suggests that the main way the virus spreads is by respiratory droplets among people who are in close contact with each other.
Aerosol transmission can occur in specific settings, particularly in indoor, crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces, where infected person(s) spend long periods of time with others, such as restaurants, choir practices, fitness classes, nightclubs, offices and/or places of worship. More studies are underway to better understand the conditions in which aerosol transmission is occurring outside of medical facilities where specific medical procedures, called aerosol generating procedures, are conducted.
The virus can also spread after infected people sneeze, cough on, or touch surfaces, or objects, such as tables, doorknobs and handrails. Other people may become infected by touching these contaminated surfaces, then touching their eyes, noses or mouths without having cleaned their hands first.
Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19
Most common symptoms:
- dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- aches and pains
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
- difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- chest pain or pressure
- loss of speech or movement
Infection control measures
Ensure a questionnaire is completed by an organization representative before going onsite
- Wearing proper ppe including
- Medical grade mask
- Medical grade gloves
- Use of anti-bacterial/virus sanitizers
- Keep apart at least 2 metres
- Avoid areas with a large number of people
- Sanitize surfaces before and after touching
- Wear protective gloves and dispose of them after touching unknown surfaces
- Although vaccines have been created, they are currently not widely available.
Limitations of Infection Control Measures
It is important that everyone take as many precautions as possible to prevent the distribution of viruses like COVID-19, however, it is important to note that there are limitations. You are not 100% safe simply by following the recommendations above. Many factors are involved including the fact that other people may not take prevention measures seriously, or they might not know that they are infected.
Procedure if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19
Immediately leave the area of concern and quarantine yourself. Contact the head office and let the team know that you have potentially been exposed. Contact anyone you live with and are in regular contact with to inform them of the same. The management team will follow-up with contacts at the place of suspected exposure.
Arrange for a COVID-19 test as soon as possible. Make sure to take adequate time to assess your situation to keep yourself and others around you safe.
Once you have received your test results, contact head office to determine a proper plan of action based on the test results.