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COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

 

We created this Health and Safety Guideline which is consistent with the “Safe Start” phased guidance issued by the Office of the Governor for higher education and critical infrastructure workforce training programs.  The health and safety of our staff and students is our top priority, please read the following to understand the measures that we put in place to create a safe environment for everyone. 

 

Customer Support:

 

1.      Staff are required to wear a mask at all times.

2.      Customers are required to wear a mask at all times.

3.      Customer and Instructor/Examiner direct contact will be only to avoid an emergency situation.

4.      When examinations or training are scheduled, staff will provide expectations for individuals who are requesting those specific services:

5.      Examinations or training will not be provided to a customer if exhibiting symptoms of illness.

6.      Staff are responsible to post, in areas visible to all staff and customers, required hygiene practices and information about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19

7.      Social distancing of at least six feet must be observed between all parties at all times.

8.      Limit the number of students enrolled in a class to allow for six-foot separation.

9.      Ensure six-foot separation by furniture placement, and by physical barriers and/or floor tape when needed.

 

Operations:

 

1.                Staff are required to wear a mask at all times.

2.                Customers are required to wear a mask at all times.

3.                Individuals are not to congregate with each other or staff.

4.                Social distancing of at least six feet must be observed between all parties at all times.

5.                Limit the number of students enrolled in a class to allow for six-foot separation.

6.                Ensure six-foot separation by furniture placement, and by physical barriers and/or floor tape when needed

7.                If a customer appears to be exhibiting symptoms of an illness at any time during the training or examination, the training or examination will be terminated and rescheduled as appropriate

8.                Staff to staff direct contact will be only to avoid an emergency situation

9.                A Daily Staff and Customer Contact Sheet will be required. Each day all staff and customers will fill out a contact sheet with the following information:

a.                Date

b.                First and Last Name

c.                Phone Number

d.                Email address

 

 

Facility and Classroom Activities Driver Licensing Knowledge Examinations and Training:

 

1.                Staff are required to wear a mask at all times.

2.                Customers are required to wear a mask.

3.                Driving school will provide sanitizer in the classroom for student use

4.                If a customer appears to be exhibiting symptoms of an illness at any time during the training or examination, the training or examination will be terminated and rescheduled as appropriate.

5.                Staff are responsible for keeping facility surfaces disinfected and having handwashing facilities or sanitizing stations with hand sanitizer or wipes available.

6.                Social distancing of at least six feet must be observed between all parties at all times.

7.                Limit the number of students enrolled in a class to allow for six-foot separation.

8.                Ensure six-foot separation by furniture placement, and by physical barriers and/or floor tape when needed

 

In-Car (BTW) Activities Driver Licensing Skills Examinations and Training:

 

1.                Staff are required to wear the following PPE:

a.                Mask, surgical or cloth

b.                Gloves

2.                Customers are required to wear a mask at all times.

3.                Lessons and tests can only be conducted in school vehicles.

4.                Customers are required to check in and complete the daily facility contact sheet.

5.                Customers showing signs of illness should not come to their in-person skills examination. Customers should contact the school to reschedule.

6.                All in car sessions will require one student to one instructor ratio. No other occupants are allowed at any time for any reason unless for an emergency situation.

7.                During the on-road portion of in-car examination and training, the windows of the vehicle will be rolled down enough to create airflow though the cab of the vehicle.

8.                Customer and Instructor/Examiner direct contact will be only to intervene in an emergency situation

9.                For in-car examinations and training, examiners are required to clean and disinfect the interior of the vehicle after each usage.

10.             Social distancing will be observed whenever practical. For example, during the pre- trip inspection and on road driving portions of examinations or training.

 

State and Federal Best Practices and Guidelines

 

OHSA COVID-19 Guidance

https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

 

Washington State Department of Labor and Industry Guidance

https://www.lni.wa.gov/forms-publications/F414-167-000.pdf

https://www.lni.wa.gov/agency/_docs/workplacesafetyguidanceworkersbusinesses.pdf

 https://lni.wa.gov/dA/36e85758be/DD170.pdf

Center for Disease Control Guidelines

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businessesemployers.html