Managing COVID-19 is a dynamic situation, not only from a remobilisation perspective, but from the wealth of and changing advice coming for the Government, HSE and other sources.
So, for those who have already produced their COVID-19 risk assessment, we also provide an independent review of these documents.
Our review is from a health and safety perspective within the following criteria:
- Does the risk assessment have the expected 5 stages of risk assessment?
- Is it clearly identifying the hazard, the risk and who is exposed to the risk?
- Is it mirroring the ‘hierarchy of control measures’ as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations?
- Are there any elements of the safety control measures that we believe would have an effect on other health and safety matters?
- Is it in line with Government Guidance (latest at date of review)?
Through this we not only use our market experience to deliver the reassurance of an independent external check on your risk assessment, but also that it is in line with the latest guidance.
So, whether as a “sense check”, gap analysis or process review, you can be confident that you have gone through the correct process to decide on the best controls for your COVID-19 risk management.
New Chief Inspector of Buildings appointed by HSE
23rd February 2021
As a consequence of the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster and recommendations in the ‘Building a Safer Future’ report produced by Dame Judith Hackitt, the government requested the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to establish a new Building Safety Regulator (BSR).Read more
A workplace is not to be feared, we just need to manage it effectively
11th February 2021
As we move further into 2021, lockdown 3.0 has brought new concerns to our society - rising death rates, new variants, suicide, mental health incidents increasing, job losses mounting, NHS under pressure - the list goes on.Read more
COVID-19 Secure - Re-creating confidence in the workplace
10th February 2021
The last year has had more than its fair share of bad news. Directly through the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, a greater focus on public health, has seen increases in the awareness and perception. Concerns over compliance, air quality, water quality and of course COVID-19 Secure have, rightly or wrongly, put our workplaces in the spotlight too.Read more
COVID-19 secure control measures and the affect on people with disabilities
15th January 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations have had to put in place suitable COVID-19 secure control measures to make sure that their buildings and services are safe for staff and visitors to use.Read more
2021: a year for building management to review already
14th January 2021
2021 has started in much the same way as 2020 went for most in corporate real estate and building/estates management, with time and investment in COVID-19 Secure as well as statutory compliance and health, safety and environmental management.Read more