Strictly speaking, the Coronavirus has been a game changer. PPE, regarding face shields, has become the norm. Therefore, the industry must think outside of the box in terms of keeping our customers safe. To ensure that we are providing the safest customer service possible, we are utilizing the Hierarchy of Controls methodology when applying potential safeguards.
At Excelsior, we understand that the risks associated with common cold, influenza, and COVID-19 can all be potentially spread by droplets. These infections are spread when a sick person talks, coughs, or sneezes. These droplets can travel through the air for several feet and can be breathed into the nose and mouth of another person, where the virus can grow and make that person sick.
The implementation of the driver shield provides robust controls as a line of defense between the passenger and the driver. The system allows interaction between individuals within their own safety bubble without being intrusive.
In response to the COVID-19 and the Social distancing requirements, We are so excited to announce that the Vehicle Passenger Protective Shield (VPPS) is ready to go and installation has began.
This has been the effort of a very dedicated team to make sure that we provide safety and reduce the risk of infection for our clients and employees.
Hierarchy of Control
- Elimination – Disinfect the vehicle before and after each trip
- Substitute – limit the number of passengers for each trips (use another vehicle)
- Engineering Control – Implementation of the Driver Shield
- Administrative control – policy in place to ensure drivers are fit for duty