Most of the queries we are receiving here at Prosafe HQ at the moment are, not surprisingly relating to the Coronavirus outbreak and the steps businesses should take to safely get back to work. The key to a safe return to the workplace lies in managing the risks associated with re-starting or running your business during this unprecedented time.
Where do I start?
The first step should be to update your Risk Assessment to manage the risk of coronavirus in your business. This will help you to understand what you should do to work safely and protect people. Here at Prosafe we are offering our services to any business who would like help with their Risk Assessment, just click here to contact us.
If however you feel confident and have the time to update your Risk Assessment yourself, here are a few quick pointers.
What steps should I consider?
As an employer, you must protect people from harm. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from Coronavirus.
Within your Coronavirus Risk Assessment you must:
- identify what work activity or situations might cause transmission of the virus
- think about who could be at risk
- decide how likely it is that someone could be exposed
- act to remove the activity or situation, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk
Other practical measures you can take include:
- putting in place social distancing measures
- staggering shifts
- providing additional handwashing facilities
The consultants at Prosafe have put together 6 FREE Coronavirus back to work checklists to help you feel confident that you have considered all the Health & Safety aspects of returning to work. For your FREE copies simply email firstname.lastname@example.org