Coronavirus Health and Safety Management
have a battle plan
work safe for yourself and others
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 Coronavirus Health and Safety Management Battle page will help you through this.
Of course, for any assistance to navigate through this, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the health and safety or occupational health team.
The Government and Public Health England have stated:
With the exception of some non-essential shops and public venues, the government never required any other businesses to close – indeed it was and is important for business to carry on. Now, May 2020 more clarity has been given on what returing to work can look like…subject to a COVID-19 risk assessement.
Everyone’s Responsibility and Useful Coronavirus Links
We will all be aware by now of the Government’s and Public Health England’s guidance which includes – wash hands frequently for 20s, especially after coughing or sneezing; cover your mouth when coughing, catch sneezes in tissues; practice social distancing, self-isolate if you have symptoms or the virus, shield if you are vulnerable and where possible still work from home. As of 13th May 2020 the next phase of unlocking the country sees some businesses begin to re open under the requirement of a well thought through Coronavirus Risk Assessment.
In a work context it is the responsibility of the employer to complete their Coronavirus Risk Assessment demonstrating to their employees, customers and stakeholders they are complying with the industry specific guidance and are ‘Covid Safe’. Enforcement action will be considered by the HSE for employers falling short of their health and safety duties in relation to Coronavirus and their Covid-19 risk assessment findings. This remains consistent with HSE issued a Press Release in April 2020 at the beginning of lockdown when employers fail to follow Government and Public Health England’s advice.
Useful Government and NHS Links aimed more towards the Workplace
Guidance for Managing Health and Safety through Coronavirus
This is a growing page of things we think are relevant to Coronavirus health and safety management; it may not be everything but it will go a long way to helping you understand how to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Since the coronavirus pandemic started we have been answering questions that require interpretation of current guidance or to fill in gaps in guidance that help when applying coronavirus safety measures into the work place. See the most common questions we been asked and advised on…
With people working from home some premises will be unoccupied or run by a skeleton team of people. There are a number of considerations both for the premises and fire safety arrangements. More on Fire Safety in Occupied and Unoccupied Premises…
It is important that a sensible and proportionate approach is taken to managing worker and public safety. A key component of this will be your Coronavirus Risk Assessment and now your Return to Work Coronavirus Risk Assessment, both underpinning the logic of the safety decisions you need to make. How to do a Coronavirus Risk Assessment…
Call or message the Team with your questions
We are here to make health and safety accessible and easy for everyone, once you get in contact it will get much easier with Safewell helping you. Call on 01793 852951
Business is very much ‘not as usual’ for everyone at the moment; where businesse are able to still trade, an understanding of how to do this safely and healthily is vitally important. Find out more about managing health and safety during the Coronavirus Pandemic…
Safewell offer face fit testing and RPE face fit training. Fit testing is essential for frontline workers wearing protective face masks with a close fitting seal. All our face fit testers are trained to use the quantitative fit testing approach with a Portacount for accurate results. Visit our Face Fit Testing and Face Fit Training pages.
The HSE have published guidance for employers on how to maintain and fulfil their responsibilites for the health of their workers still working, with a remote and paper based approach to occupational health surveillance. Guidance on occupational health surveillance during the coronavirus pandemic…
Lots has been published about good hand hygiene (wash hands with soap for 20s) and workplace cleanliness, and now emphasis is turning to the mental wellbeing of employees working from home who are over the honeymoon period may be feeling the ‘corona blues’. Guidance on hygiene practices and mental wellbeing…