Relocating your business operations during this pandemic can be challenging and stressful as everyone is required to adhere to safe management measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
For businesses that were affected by the pandemic, the gradual reopening can be regarded as good news. While for others, moving into Phase 3 could mean that some offices may need to relocate to a new space to fit not all but some of their employees.
That said, many office relocations can’t be delayed, whether your business remains open or had to cease operations due to the pandemic. Property leases continue to flow regardless of the situation and your circumstances.
If you have an office relocation planned in the next few months, here are some tips to ensure a safe office relocation amid the pandemic while adhering to safe management measures.
Get moving cost estimates
Much like planning for a residential move, office relocation requires thorough planning and consideration, especially at a time like this. Before you decide on a relocation service provider in Singapore, request for cost estimations from several moving companies. That way, you can weigh on the pros and cons of hiring a specific relocation service company.
Some companies provide virtual estimates while some offer onsite estimations. Virtual estimations can be challenging as you need to provide the necessary information to get an estimate of your office relocation. As for onsite estimation, the estimator will give you a quote based on his visit. Make sure you wear your mask and ask the estimator to do the same as a safety measure.
Analyse the moving company’s adherence to safety measures
For the safety of all persons involved in your office relocation, you’ll want to vet a moving company to see whether you can rely on their services. Ask them questions related to the health of their movers and moving process. That way, you can rest assured that your belongings will be handled with care while adhering to safety measures.
Among the questions which you can ask are: What is your moving policy during this pandemic? Do your team members undergo regular swab tests? Will they be wearing gloves while performing the move? How often do you sanitise the trucks and moving equipment?
Perform a deep clean sanitisation
Under normal circumstances, cleaning a new office is something business owners would do with their employees. However, a deep clean and sanitisation of the office are necessary during this pandemic to curb the spread of COVID-19. Make sure to perform a deep clean sanitisation before moving office items and allowing your employees to enter.
That said, you may want to check with your moving company whether they provide sanitising kits to the movers. Otherwise, you can prepare some during the move. Also, remember to enforce safety measures and place hand sanitisers throughout your office space for everyone to sanitise themselves.
Wipe all office items after the relocation
Once the movers relocate all your office items and furnishings, you’ll want to wipe down all items that have been touched by them. This is because the virus has been proven to live on surfaces for a certain amount of time. After wiping down all the surfaces, immediately wash your hands and clean up all the packaging for an office that’s clean and operational.
Hire professional office movers
If you’re planning for office relocation in the next few months, you can hire office relocation service provider like LCH Logistics to help with the move. That way, you’ll save yourself the trouble of designating any moving tasks to your employees.
Hiring professional movers have its pros and cons with the pros outweigh the cons. First of all, you’ll have movers who are trained and equipped with the necessary knowledge of commercial moving. So, you can rest assured that your office equipment and the furnishings are handled with the utmost care.
Besides, professional movers can handle the tricky part of packing office equipment by applying proper techniques to prevent any damage during the relocation process. You wouldn’t want to burden your employees with moving fragile equipment like computer monitors.
Depending on your choice of an office moving company, you may be able to get a quote before deciding on any of their services. Your employees will also appreciate the help rendered by professional movers and save the time of trying to figure out the technical details.
The moving company may be able to provide the necessary equipment to lift some of your office’s heavy equipment like the multifunction device onto the moving truck. Just be sure to check with them on that.
At LCH Logistics, we offer three types of moving services – local deliveries, house move or corporate move, and full container haulage. If you’re looking for an affordable office moving service, you’ve come to the right place. For your moving needs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at (65) 6570 9560 or (65) 9224 9911.