The Coronavirus has created the most challenging and difficult time for us all.
With lockdown being eased and workers starting to return to work, it falls to the responsible person of businesses to ensure the safety of employees, visitors, contractors and the public and to meet the requirements of current legislation.
Each company has its own workplace challenges. Here we explore the remote services we can offer your business at this difficult time.
COVID-19 Risk Assessments
A risk assessment is a legal requirement for employers to keep their staff safe whilst they are at work and Covid-19 is another risk that must be assessed along with outlining the required steps to limit this risk – to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees in the workplace.
You should involve members of your management team and other employees in this process. You will be evaluating what safeguarding measures may need to be implemented to prevent harm to your employees and or visitors to the premises.
It is important to update or create policies for Covid-19, in this case, particularly surrounding social distancing and workplace hygiene.
Other areas to be addressed include:
The Government have published these guides to help businesses. Some businesses may need more than one of the guides to ensure people are safe.
Download your guides here.
This poster shows that the company are complying with the government guidelines on managing the risk of COVID-19. Ensure your company is completing the 5 steps to safer working together.
Click here to view our Social Distancing Solutions signage, available for purchase.
If you need any further support on any aspect of risk management, you can contact Walker Health and Safety Services Limited, or if you are an existing client, your usual contacts are also available to answer any specific questions regarding Covid-19 risk assessments.