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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.

 

Coronavirus: Lone Working

Coronavirus: Lone Working

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!

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HSE Guidance on Fit Testing during Covid-19

HSE Guidance on Fit Testing during Covid-19

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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Company Testing Progran Coronavirus

Setting up a company Coronavirus Testing Program can be beneficial for some; but first understand what you must do to satisfy the regulations

We Are Now Fit 2 Fit Accredited

This now makes Safewell a Fit2Fit accredited provider and holds us to the highest standard in Face fit testing.

On Site Occupational Health Visits for Safety Critical Medicals

On Site Occupational Health Visits for Safety Critical medicals delivered safely during the pandemic.

What we’ve learned – Face fit training and testing of key workers.

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.)

What is a Face Covering?

What is a Face Covering?

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