Coronavirus Frequently asked Questions
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Safewell’s Health and Safety Team Answer Covid 19 Questions
During the current Coronavirus pandemic, Safewell have been asked various questions regarding workplace and employee safety. Here are the more common question we have answered with our risk based interpretation of the current regulations and guidance from different sources. The current most reliable guidance we are using is from the World health Organisation (WHO), The UK Government, Public health England (PHE), The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). we hope you find these frequently asked questions helpful.
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Safewell provided its Face fit testing and training service to effectively first train the employee in the correct usage, storage and the disposing of their face masks (R.P.E.)
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Make sure you have a detailed, robust coronavirus risk assessment in place to ensure the safety and protection of your workers and to safeguard your business.
If you are still working during this period you must still follow government guidelines around social distancing.
For some transport, construction, manufacturing and trades activities this may lead to an increase in lone working as you are adapting to the current requirements.
Ensure you carry out a risk assessment and take reasonable measures to protect lone workers!
Safewell is here to help you get back to work safely and with the confidence to be able to treat your dental patients knowing you’re protected.
We are all getting ready to return to work, find out the safety considerations to make and get your free return to work coronavirus risk assessment download
There is a lot of talk and speculation about masks currently surrounding Covid-19. There is a clear difference between a surgical mask, a face covering and a face mask such as an FFP3 or FFP2. FFP3 masks require a specific face fit test if used for the purposes of work. The HSE have updated their guidance on safely conducting face fit testing during Covid-19.
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