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Safety Plan for Staff, Tenants & Others at CHS – Updated July 2, 2021


CHS is both home to 250+ independent seniors and independent adults with disabilities, and the workplace of staff, contractors, and service providers.


As workplaces in BC transition from specific COVID-19 Safety Plans to general Communicable Disease Plans (e.g. for a serious Flu outbreak) CHS will adhere to the BC Government’s Restart Plan, all applicable Orders from the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafe BC regulations as they relate to private property/apartment buildings.


  1. Safety is priority: signage about safe practices, including health check, is posted at all entries & main entry bulletin boards.

  2. By your action or lack of action – do no harm to yourself or others.

  3. Wash your hands often and follow the 20 second soap rule. 

  4. Do a daily health check: If you are sick stay home; contact your health provider; see #15 below.

  5. If you cannot stay home, masks are recommended in common areas: elevators, laundry rooms, lobbies, stairwells, common rooms (library, craft room & exercise room)

  6. Engage in careful social contact. Respect other people if they choose to follow the 2-meter distancing rule.

  7. Staff will use personal protective equipment, in addition to other safety protocols as appropriate, in specific situations.

  8. Staff, tenants, and others are personally responsible for their own actions, and the actions of their guests. No-one is expected to act outside their role as a staff, tenant, contractor, or service provider.

  9. High contact surfaces in common areas are sanitized weekly.

10. Staff will use safe tool & equipment handling protocols.

11.Office service by appointment only.

12.Maintenance staff will respond to tenant requests for in-suite repairs using triage  

     protocols – safety & risk to people and property is the primary factor. Staff

     will not enter apartments if they cannot safely move through the rooms.

     13.Service providers, contractors, service technicians & delivery people are

          expected to follow their corporate safe work practice rules while on CHS property.

     14. If you are unsure ask for assistance, use common sense, and see #2 above.


     15. Resources     Urgent Health or Safety concern – call 911

                                    Health questions – call 811

                                    Mental Health –, or call 811

                                    Workplace Concerns –

BC Center for Disease Control –

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