Planet Depos is heavily invested in the safety and health of our staff, contractors, and guests. As areas stabilize from the pandemic and government stay-at-home orders are lifted, Planet Depos will begin to safely reopen administrative and satellite offices. We are introducing advanced cleaning and disinfection standards so employees and visitors to our offices will have a safe environment in which to work.
Safety At Planet Depos Offices & Conference Centers
Upon Office Entry
Our receptionists and hosts are the frontline of safety in our offices and conference center locations. They will be trained on safe interactions with staff, contractors, and guests. They will ensure that occupancy of all buildings and conference rooms are at appropriate levels for safe distancing. They will also ensure that anyone entering the office is wearing a face covering; if not, one will be provided for them.
Social Distancing in Offices
To accomplish safe social distancing within our offices and conference centers, we ask that our staff, contractors, and guests maintain the recommended six-feet spacing whenever possible. We will also increase distances between desks when necessary, reduce maximum capacity in common areas, and place clear floor markings for safe distance at entry points.
We will introduce routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch spaces and surfaces per health authority guidelines. In addition, we will sanitize daily all workspace areas, including offices, conference rooms, restrooms, and other areas. Appliances, countertops, and other high-touch areas in kitchens will be cleaned and sanitized. We will provide tissues, no-touch trash cans, hand soap, alcohol-based hand sanitizer and wipes containing at least 60 percent alcohol, disinfectants, and disposable towels.
Staff Safety In The Field
Preparing our Workforce
We are committed to the safety of staff returning to the field, in addition to all contractors and guests present at our various locations around the world. Planet Depos is staying up to date with local, state, and federal orders regarding safe return to the workplace, along with recommended safety guidelines. As soon as we are made aware of any changes or new recommendations, we will immediately communicate with our staff in the field.
Before a Job
Prior to each job, workers are reminded to inform headquarters immediately if they have symptoms or have been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID-19. We are equipped and prepared to offer alternative arrangements, such as remote depositions, that will allow proceedings to go forward as scheduled while keeping everyone safe.
At a Job
Upon arrival to a job location, all Planet Depos staff are required to wear a face mask. In addition, all Planet Depos staff and contractors are reminded and encouraged to continue practicing good personal hygiene, including touchless greetings, frequent handwashing, and respiratory etiquette.
We recognize that communicating with our staff, contractors, and guests is more important now than ever. Safety has always been our number one concern, and it will remain so. Throughout the migration back into the physical workplace, we will not sacrifice the safety of staff for jobs. No staff, contractor, or guest will be intentionally placed in an unsafe condition, and we will do our utmost to maintain meticulous cleaning and social distancing standards.
To learn more about our plans to return to offices, download our guide: A Safe Return to In-Person Litigation.