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COVID-19 Best Practices for Reopening General Manufacturing Facilities

This template collection is for general manufacturing facilities (not including food & beverage manufacturing which has its own checklist). It contains measures to be implemented to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect workers. This template collection has seven templates.


7 checklists


Updated 1 month ago

CSV format

  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Reopening General Manufacturing Facilities_ Administrative Controls & Work Practices

  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Reopening General Manufacturing Facilities_ Employee Safety & Health

  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Reopening General Manufacturing Facilities_ Employee Training & Education

  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Reopening General Manufacturing Facilities_ Engineering Controls

  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Reopening General Manufacturing Facilities_ Entry & Exit From Building

  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Reopening General Manufacturing Facilities_ Personnel Screening

  • COVID-19 Best Practices for Reopening General Manufacturing Facilities_ PPE Measures

Who is this Collection for?

This checklist is for general manufacturing facilities (not including food & beverage manufacturing which has its own checklist). It contains measures to be implemented to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect workers.

Businesses across the globe were affected by the spread COVID-19, many of which were forced to shut down and furlough or lay off their valued employees. This sudden change in conditions proved detrimental to smaller businesses. In order for the service industry to recover from the damage caused by COVID-19, they must be able to transition into new working conditions while still providing the same service. This includes making sure that returning employees are healthy enough to perform their jobs, introducing supplemental cleaning requirements, and handling new complications as they come. Operations will vary between businesses based on location, but the general focus will be on maintaining the safety of the workers and clients.

Why is this Collection important?

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the globe. The entire human race has suffered a loss, not necessarily just a loss of material, but a loss of a lifestyle. In consequence, many businesses, teams, and stakeholders have been hit hard. General manufacturers are no exception, and have been in fact especially affected by the pandemic. It is important that we come together to create and improve upon plans for these spaces to thrive once again.

How should I use this collection?

This collection should be utilized as a foundational/base guideline for the purpose it covers. In this case for: cleaning and disinfecting practices to implement before hours of operation and throughout the day as needed to protect employees and customers from COVID-19.

Again, it’s important to note that the templates here should not be your single source for truth. The pandemic is an ever changing landscape. Please consult your team, your state health departments, and other reliable sources to keep up to date with standards and procedures.

How do I upload this into my UpKeep account?

These templates you’ll be able to download below will function as a “Checklists” on UpKeep. Checklists allow you to quickly reuse specific Task Items in work orders. Most commonly, these are used for inspections where you have a list of subtasks or checklist items that you’d like to include as part of a work order.

*It’s important to note that you would need to be an “Admin” user on UpKeep to be able to perform this upload.

With the templates provided here, it’s a simple one, two, step!

  1. Download one of the (.csv formatted) templates above.
  2. Upload the template onto UpKeep


Here’s a picture on where to find the right place to upload your CSV file on UpKeep:

For our visual learners: check out our video tutorial on importing checklists and checklist tasks into UpKeep!

Can I use this collection even if I don’t have UpKeep?

The short answer is “yes”! We are aiming to provide as much value as possible, especially during this pandemic. You can find the PDF versions of these templates here.

Feel free to print them out and utilize them!

What if I don’t need one of the templates in the collection?

The templates in this collection are separated and categorized. Go ahead and take a look at each of the template titles individually and decide which ones are needed by your team and which ones are not!

What if I want to change or delete a task item from a template?

Once you finish uploading a template into your account, you can easily change the task item name, type, or even delete a line item all together.

It is important to note that you must make these adjustments BEFORE assigning the checklist to work orders — because you won’t be able to edit them after assigning. We have this safeguard in place for the UpKeep system to ensure that no one accidentally changes a template/checklist that is essential to a work order that already exists for your team.

To reiterate however, you cannot edit a checklist that has been previously used via the main checklist, since the system will protect the historical integrity of the work orders associated w/ that checklist

Optionally, you can make tiny edits of which task you do or do not want included when adding to a Work Order itself (this doesn’t edit the actual checklist, but is an option to allow our customers to make crucial, specific adjustments when needed).

Index of Terminology & Definitions in this Collection:

Brand Reputation: How consumers view a brand’s products and services.
Maintaining a positive brand reputation gives opportunities to businesses like having a loyal or regular customer base. Brands who are highly rated by consumers are more likely to retain business, whereas brands with less popularity or negative reputations stand to lose customers. How brands are perceived during a crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, is a major deciding factor in the long-term survival of a business.

Cleaning: Removal of dirt and debris, grease, and other pollutants, not to be confused with
sanitization. The CDC recommends routine cleaning of high-volume spaces where surfaces are frequently touched.
Local, state, or federal regulations may require that employees are provided with cleaning and disinfecting tools, and that the employees clean frequently touched workstations and designated areas regularly.

Contamination: the presence of unwanted materials during manufacturing and transportation.
The 3 types of contamination are biological, physical, and chemical.

Disinfection/Sanitization: The use of chemicals during surface cleaning to kill germs. Cleaners
that can be used for general disinfection are: bleach solutions, solutions containing 70% alcohol or more, hydrogen peroxide, and chlorine.

Pre-screening: COVID-19 pre-screening is typically a series of questions regarding symptoms
followed by a temperature check, performed prior to entering a building. A pre-screening process might be implemented by employers to proactively isolate and identify employees with COVID-19 symptoms. If an employee appears to have symptoms associated with COVID-19, they should be immediately separated from others and sent home. Some employers might require that symptomatic employees test negative for COVID-19 before returning to work. This protects both the infected party and anyone they may come into contact with while at work.

PPE: Personal protective equipment, worn to limit exposure to health hazards.

Workplace Safety: the working environment at a company. This includes all factors that impact the safety, health, and well-being of employees. This can include environmental hazards, unsafe working conditions or processes, drug and alcohol abuse, and workplace violence.

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