American Rental Association releases guide to healthy work practices
The guide is part of the “Clean. Safe. Essential.” program for ARA members
The American Rental Association (ARA) has released the ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide for construction equipment rental companies — part of a new "Clean. Safe. Essential." program designed to help ARA members continue to ensure a safe rental experience through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide provides member stores with consistent, practical guidance on measures to minimize exposure to the coronavirus for customers, staff, vendors and guests. Based on expertise from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), rental operators and equipment manufacturers, the guide adds to ARA's ongoing safety efforts.
The ARA Healthy Work Practices Guide offers general information on: microbes and viruses; personal protective equipment (PPE) considerations; cleaning supplies and equipment needed for social distancing; how to prepare a facility, vehicles and employees for work; testing employees; cleaning equipment and more.
While the Guide is based on medical science and operational expertise, ARA directs rental stores to comply with the latest local/city, state/province, and country laws and government regulations, and to conform with guidance provided by government health agencies. If government guidance is more stringent than what is found in the document, ARA says that stores should follow government guidance.
More elements of the "Clean. Safe. Essential." program will be rolled out in the weeks ahead as ARA continues to support members and the vitality of the rental industry through the pandemic.
The guide is available for download here.