Before opening up the workplace for staff and customers employers should make sure they have undertaken the following:
- Follow the latest public health advice.
Provide up to date information on the Public Health advice issued by the the NHS and gov.uk
- Ensuring where possible employees work from home
Consider who is needed to be on-site.
- Carry out Risk Assessments
In addition to their work-related risk assessments employers are required to carry out a suitable and sufficient COVID-19 risk assessment.
If your workplace is open, what steps do you need to take to make it safe for staff and customers?
The lifting of lockdown means employers need to manage a number of Health and Safety measures to ensure a safe return to the workplace. Government guidance is considered the minimum a business must do to be compliant with the law:
If you have 5 or more employees – it is a legal requirement that risk assessment findings should be documented.
If you have 50+ employees – it is expected that employers publish Covid-19 risk assessments on their websites.
We have a package of support to help your business meet the Government guidance. The COVID readiness package is a comprehensive safety offering which includes:
- COVID Compliance site Health and Safety Audit with recommendations and suggested action plan
- Drafting your Employee Return to Work Policy and Procedures
- Vaccination Policy
- Infection Control Policy
- Infection Control Video
- Certificate of Inspection
Contact us on email@example.com to discuss your requirements for a Covid-safe return to the workplace and we will provide a no-obligation quote.
It is essential that all employees are informed about the risk assessment and the actions being taken to keep staff and customers safe.
To find out more we have put together a number of resources for both employers and employees. We have also provided an example risk assessment form and blank risk assessment form that you can use to conduct risk assessments on your business and workplace.
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