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 questions 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.
As of November 2020, England entered into its 2nd lockdown. The major difference this time is that we don’t have the weather or the lighter evenings on our side.
Safety-critical medicals and occupational health surveillance during COVID-19: our occupational health team has had to adjust how they perform and manage their health surveillance and safety-critical medicals.
Setting up a company coronavirus testing program can be beneficial for some, but first, understand what you must do to satisfy the regulations.
Safewell was asked to provide face fit training and testing to a variety of key workers within the medical field. Most of them had no prior experience using, or training with, R.P.E. However, this has become a need due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since July 2020, the government has introduced the compulsory measure of having to wear face coverings in our shopping outlets. Here is a detailed explanation of what a face covering is and what it isn’t.
Having the correct personal protective equipment is crucial. This is where Safewell’s Fit 2 Fit accredited face fit testing and R.P.E. training, equip you with the knowledge and confidence to be able to wear your mask correctly.
COVID-19: Can employers be prosecuted if employees are exposed?
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. 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.