Is your business COVID-19 secure?
As we look ahead to more businesses reopening, the Government has now published detailed guidelines about how we, as employers, can make our workplaces safe as we return to work in the coming weeks and months.
What is required?
Firstly, the guidelines make it clear that every employer should undertake a COVID-19 risk assessment. If you are not sure where to start, there are interactive tools available from the Health and Safety Executive to help, which can be found here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/assessment.htm.
Secondly, employers also have a duty to consult their teams on health and safety. The recommendation is that employers listen to their colleagues and talk to them about how they can, together, manage risks from COVID-19.
Thirdly, employers are advised to publish their resulting COVID-19 risk assessment on their website. Employers of over 50 people are required to do so.
Not sure where to start? Let Bluestorm help …
From internal research and consultation, to drafting COVID-19 risk assessment statements and publishing online, we’re here to help businesses meet these guidelines. If you need support with on-going communication and employee engagement campaigns, we can provide that too.
Also, don’t forget that we can help with the practicalities of enforcing social distancing in the workplace, from attention-grabbing graphics for banners, posters and floor stickers, to products that protect including face masks, partition graphics, sneeze screens, barriers, and hand sanitiser stations.
If you would like to explore any of these things further, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org