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Safety and protection – COVID-19 Risk Assessment

During the current unknown times of the Coronavirus pandemic, there is a need to understand how to work safely and protect employees and 3rd parties from contracting or spreading coronavirus.

There is still a duty for employers to manage risks, and normal health and safety legislation still applies. Your coronavirus risk assessment is really about control of infection and it is a little different to a typical risk assessment you are probably used to as considerations will be somewhat different to the norm.

Whilst creating your coronavirus risk assessment, consideration should be given to using this opportunity to review all company risk assessments and associated safe systems of work in order to ensure that they are current and absolutely fit for the tasks for that they have been created for.

Simplistically for your coronavirus risk assessment you need to understand –

  • where your employees could be exposed to persons with coronavirus symptoms which result in a potential airborne risk (inhalable)
  • where your employees could be exposed to surfaces that might be contaminated with coronavirus (hand contact)
  • activities your employees do that might result in them touching their eyes, nose or mouth during the course of their work
  • how the actions of your employees or your business might result in airborne or surface contamination, that could spread coronavirus to 3rd parties not in your employment (typically your customers or public in the near vicinity of your work)

 

   Frequently asked questions?

  • When – do I need a Coronavirus Risk Assessment?
  • How often – will I need to review my Coronavirus Risk Assessment?
  • Who – do I need to consider in my Coronavirus Risk Assessment?
  • What – do I need to consider in my Coronavirus Risk Assessment?
  • Masks – do I need to provide them?

 

Managing your company’s health, safety and welfare responsibilities toward your employees and customers leading up to, during and after each stage of the Coronavirus pandemic, is something we all need to become experts at. We hope that our free Coronavirus COVID-19 Risk Assessment Download Templates will help play a part in assisting you but should you need further assistance then please do not hesitate to get in contact with the health and safety or occupational health team. 

Do Lone Workers Need First Aid Training?

Do Lone Workers need First Aid Training? to answer this question first check the work activity risk assessment and if there is injury risk that is impacted by lone working then first aid training for lone workers is advised. This may include some first aid self treatment in the training.

Fire Risk Assessment, Fire Evacuation and Fire Marshal Training for Sawmill

The Timber saw mill company had only an in-house Fire risk assessment and understood that it didn’t adequately cover the fire risks of the business. They contacted Safewell for a Fire risk assessment from a competent Fire Risk assessor to identify what they needed to do to ensure the premises and also staff training was compliant for the fire risks that they had.

Risk Assessment and on-site H&S support for Waste Management company in Berkshire

The company had taken delivery of a new shredding machine, they contacted their Safewell retained H&S advisor to help them carry out a risk assessment.

Face Fit Training (Fit2Fit Accreditation)

Safewell Ltd now offers Face Fit training. This is an HSE requirement before Face Fit testing can be undertaken.

URA, Safety policy and employees instruction manual for a wine and alcohol bottling and wholesale company

The company were not impressed with the lack of information, commitment and effort they were receiving from their previous H&S provider. They wanted someone to work with them closely and understand the needs of the company.

Call or message the Team

We are here to make health and safety accessible for everyone, Call on 01793 852951 to get in touch. It will be much easier with Safewell helping you. 

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