COVID-19 Safety Plan

Business Name: Mount Evergreen Ski Hill
Date completed: November 29, 2020
Division/group: Community based ski resort
Revision date: November 29, 2020

Measures we’re taking

How we’re ensuring workers know how to keep themselves safe from exposure to COVID-19

  • Ensuring our procedures are up to date by a daily review of Ministry Of Health guidance
  • Require all staff to read protocols and any updates we provide
  • Masks will be required while working and in any public buildings
  • We will provide updates for our staff via our communication system
  • Staff will be required to social distance from customers and people outside of their bubble
  • Staff will be fully trained on all COVID-19 protocols and procedures that will be enforced throughout the ski resort

How we’re screening for COVID-19

  • To find out if workers are well when they come to work, we will ask each worker basic questions about their physical health and symptoms using the provincial list of COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Staff will be screened at the start of each shift and if any symptoms are shown they will be asked to go home to self-monitor and isolate
  • All customers will be asked to self-screen before coming to the hill
  • If there is any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 the person will be asked to stay home
  • All staff and visitors will have access to documents and signs posted on how to screen for COVID-19 and what COVID-19 symptoms look like

How we’re controlling the risk of transmission in our workplace (physical distancing and separation, cleaning and other measures we will be taking)

  • We will have plexiglass hanging over counters to put a barrier between our kitchen staff and the public
  • There will be a separate entrance and exit doors
  • All people will be required to wear a mask in buildings and around high-traffic areas, signs will be posted as reminders to people
    • This includes the T-bar and magic carpet
  • Physical distancing will be in effect in all areas (inside and outside)
    • This includes:
      • loading and unloading areas of the T-bar and magic carpet
      • rental shop
      • washrooms
      • ticket booth line ups
      • any outdoor warming tents or fire pits
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing practices in effect resort-wide
  • A limited number of tickets will be sold each day in order to promote safe distancing between people
  • Chalet access will be restricted to food and beverage purchase only
    • Access to washrooms on the main floor and basement will be allowed
  • People will be asked to only ride the T-bar with people in their bubble or alone
  • Bags, lunches and boot storage will not be available in the chalet in an attempt to reduce traffic in the building
  • The rental shop will have a directed flow to allow safe access to rentals
  • Volunteers and staff will be directing the flow, reinforcing protocols and available to assist people
  • Ski/equipment lockers are available for rent outside in the attempt to make it as easy as possible for community members to visit

What we will do if there is a potential case, or suspected exposure to, COVID-19 at our workplace

  • The North Western Health Unit contact is (807) 468-3147
  • You must self-isolate if you have COVID-19, COVID019 symptoms, you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or you have returned from anywhere outside Canada in the past 14 days
  • We will gather names and contacts of customers and members who visit the resort so we will be able to inform them of any potential exposures
  • If there is a positive case:
    • Workers who were/may have been exposed will be sent home and required to self-isolate and self-monitor, they will also be informed to report any COVID-19 symptoms
    • The resort will shut down and be fully disinfected before re-opening
    • All current public health measures will be implemented
    • We will report to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills development and to our health and safety representative

How we’re managing any new risks caused by the changes made to the way we operate our business

  • All staff will be given the SDS and/or HSDS to read for all chemicals and disinfectants
  • Heavy lifting that requires two people will be asked to be done by two staff who are part of each other’s social circle or family bubble or by one individual who is physically able to lift
  • All staff will be trained on how to follow protocols and how to talk with customers or members who chose not to follow our restrictions
  • In the case of an emergency evacuation, all staff and customers will be asked to evacuate out of the nearest exit in a socially distanced and calm manner
  • If any staff feel unsafe, they will be encouraged to present any concerns to the resort manager or assistant manager
  • We will encourage all staff to follow protocols and requirements from the health unit outside of work hours in order to promote COVID-19 safety

How we’re making sure our plan is working

  • We will evaluate and discuss our procedures each week to ensure we are remaining up to date on all COVID-19 restrictions and safety requirements
  • Management will encourage recommendations to enhance public safety
  • All staff will be given updates via our communication system on changes
  • Our safety plan will be an active document that may be edited by management if any procedures must be edited or introduced