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Best practices. Use the form below to send along your own. Together we will grow and share this list. 

​Operating during the crisis involves a level of sacred trust with the public and with your employees.  Ensure that all safety precautions are taken, including the modification of regular business operations to ensure safety.  Limit operations that may have poor optics.  An outbreak or cluster of positive cases connected to a business operation is likely to cause immediate closure of your operation and perhaps the sector.


Landscape Contractors

  • Prioritize jobs that generate positive cash flow the fastest
  • Consider reducing crew sizes (1 person per vehicle if possible)
  • Avoid crew contact with customers
  • Shift onboard training to open air sites or online to retain social distancing
  • Sanitize shared equipment between uses
  • For construction crews consider having crews meet at the job site to reduce contact time in transit to worksite
  • Sanitization kits in each vehicle.
  • Rent portable toilets at job sites  (vs using the local coffee chains)
  • Provide handwashing stations on site, including single use towels
  • Bring your own lunch to help encourage social distancing or provide boxed lunches to crews
  • Label/mark personal tools to avoid sharing
  • Stagger start times for crews to limit interactions
  • Provide your customer with the crew chiefs cell phone number in case communication is needed
  • For residential clients, especially the elderly, keep in touch and ask them what they need. A quick stop at the convenience store can easily be added to their next bill


 Garden Centres

  • At this point all garden centres are closed but many are taking phone/ email/ web orders and delivering or arranging curbside pickup 


Growers

  • Refresh staff on hygiene and food safety protocols
  • Sign up for Agri-Stability or Advanced Payments Program https://afsc.ca/
  • More distance between staff on production or planting/harvesting lines when possible
  • Close facility to public and supplier
  • Arrange grocery delivery for workers housed on farm
  • No sharing PPE
  • Label/mark personal tools to avoid sharing
  • Sanitize shared equipment between uses
  • Talk to your landscape and retail customers about hiring workers that are laid off to help supplement any delay in SAWP workers.