Coronavirus (Covid-19) Risk Assessment Guidance
Posted on 12th May 2020 at 18:40
Working safely during the coronavirus pandemic has been and is at the forefront of business owners’ minds. To enable businesses to return to work, following the latest information from HM Government, employers are required to produce a risk assessment.
To help, we have listed below the requirements employers must consider when producing their Covid-19 Risk Assessment:
1. Are your employees fit to come to work or are their immediate family are infected or vulnerable,
2. Should they be isolated,
3. What happens if they show symptoms at work,
4. Can your employees work from home and use technology
5. Can you stagger shifts to reduce numbers at premises at any one time
6. How are your employees getting to work, driving, using public transport, cycling or walking
7. How are they signing in and out safely
8. How is social distancing being managed within the workplace, 2m spacing, and moving around the workplace
9. Use of desks, workstations, people in shared rooms or using shared working platforms.
10. How are meetings and briefings being managed with social distancing
11. How is the welfare managed, toilets, canteens, changing rooms, break-out areas, smoking areas and social distancing
12. Cleaning and sanitising the workplace
13. PPE and face coverings
14. Monitoring compliance
15. First aid and accidents
16. People who visit your premises
There is specific information for construction, manufacturing, working in offices and retail amongst others.
All guidance requires that the employer produces a risk assessment for their employees and the environment they are working in.
More information can be found on the HM Government website
If you need any support or advice, please contact us:
Derek Purchase CMIOSH Amanda Purchase FCIPD
07828 578873 07808 721387
Health and Safety/HR Consultancy
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