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.
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.
Stay 20 metres apart when exercising, scientist warns, over fears runners can spread coronavirus from further away.
Competent health and safety Advice remains absolutely vital in the application process for SSIP certification with SMAS Worksafe during the Covid-19 crisis.
During the current Coronavirus pandemic, the fire authority may change or scale back services, to avoid spreading the virus and to keep their own personnel safe. If you are still carrying out activities it is important that fire safety measures are kept in check to safeguard your business.
Currently there are no approved publicly available Coronavirus self testing kits. The Government has stated any conronavirus test kits currently being sold for personal or business testing are not CE marked and should not be used because the results are currently unreliable.
The following information is vital in the fight against the Corona virus. Provided by Irene Ken, Physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University.
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