HSE issue further “COVID-secure” guidance

Greg Davies

Greg Davies
Director of Market Development, Assurity Consulting
28th May 2020

Under the title ‘Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak’, the guides cover:

  • Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak - a short guide: and
  • Talking with your workers about working safely during the coronavirus outbreak.

The documents are aimed at employers and the self employed, as relevant, and provide guidance reinforcing the messages around working safely and communication during the pandemic.

Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak - a short guide provides practical measures you can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace for example:

  • Doing a risk assessment and manage the risk of coronavirus;
  • Putting in place social distancing measures, staggering shifts, etc;
  • Cleaning; and
  • Providing additional handwashing facilities.

Talking with your workers about working safely during the coronavirus outbreak looks at consulting and involving people in the steps you are taking to manage the risk of coronavirus in your workplace you can:

  • Explain your plans and changes to work safely;
  • Make sure changes will work and gather feedback; and
  • Keep your organisation operating safely during the outbreak.

The link to the page containing both documents is here,  https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/working-safely-during-coronavirus-outbreak.htm