Our Safe Space Partners

How it Works

Adopt Safe Spaces™ Guidelines

Space Partners communicate their health and safety policies to become a part of the program

Become an Approved Partner

Safe Spaces™ Partners are differentiated by a seal of quality and get exposed to hundreds of clients

Welcome Workers in a Safe Manner

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Safe Spaces™ Partners Guidelines

To become a part of Safe Spaces™, participating Space Partners agree to comply with CDC guidelines (for US Spaces) or World Health Organization or other applicable local governing body’s guidelines (for non-US Spaces). In addition, Space Partners should practice the following health & safety practices to keep the coworking community safe:

Social distancing

  • Implement social distancing measures and prevent unnecessary close contact to help prevent the spread of infection
  • Increase physical space between members, keeping at least 2 meters (~6 feet) between people

Cleaning & disinfecting

  • Cleaning does not kill germs, but cleaning removes and lowers the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfectants kill germs on clean surfaces. Review the list of approved disinfectants by the EPA.
  • Open outside windows and doors (to the extent possible) to increase air circulation
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces at least twice a day:
    • Doorknobs and door push plates
    • Handrails and buttons on elevators
    • Desks and chairs and all tables
    • Bathroom faucet handles, paper towel dispenser handles, toilet flush handles, and hand dryer buttons
    • Kitchen faucets, refrigerator handles, coffee pot handles and buttons, and microwave and toaster buttons Light switches
    • Handles and buttons on all equipment (e.g., printers, audiovisual equipment, telephone, monitors, etc.)

Personal hygiene

  • Provide members:
    • Paper Towels
    • Tissues
    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • Hand soap at all sinks
  • Install additional hand sanitizing stations in high traffic areas throughout the workspace
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Post signs educating members about proper hand-washing techniques:
    • Washing hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds is effective and should be done frequently and always upon the following:
      • Before eating;
      • After sneezing, coughing, or nose blowing;
      • After using the restroom
      • Before handling food;
      • After using shared equipment such as computer keyboards, etc.
      • Provide safety and hygiene training for all employees

Incident reporting

  • If a confirmed case of COVID-19 was present in your workspace, or individuals in your workspace have been exposed to a confirmed case, notify Upflex immediately and perform a full cleaning and disinfection of the workspace

Food & beverage

  • Offer paper cups for coffee, tea, and water
  • Provide pre-wrapped food items only (if offering any food)

Colliers International Partnership

Upflex has partnered with Colliers International to offer Safe Spaces™ to companies and their employees around the world. 

Colliers is a leading global real estate services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, their more than 18,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors.

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For more than 25 years, their experienced leadership team, owning approximately 40% of our equity, has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. In 2019, corporate revenues were more than $3.0 billion ($3.5 billion including affiliates), with $33 billion of assets under management in their investment management segment. Learn more about how they accelerate success at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

Visit Colliers’ Knowledge Leader blog here for more information on COVID-19 impact to the real estate business.

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