Theory and practice are of course not always the same and with a fast-moving situation, such as COVID-19, sometimes the obvious isn’t.
Working within our own safe working methods and risk assessments, we can visit your premises, either during planning or after mobilisation, to check how your control measures are working in practice.
Undertaken by one of our experienced health and safety consultants, this visual check of your operational COVID-19 risk management will identify:
- What is working well;
- Any areas of the plan that are not working; plus
- Provide documented evidence that you reviewed your controls.
So, should you be challenged about any issues arising from your COVID-19 risk management, you will have an independent viewpoint to draw on for support, as required.
Reopening your food business during the COVID-19 pandemic
9th April 2021
Under the Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown restrictions, from the 12th April 2021 hospitality venues such as pubs and restaurants can serve customers outdoors. This can include shelters, marquees and other structures with a roof providing that at least 50% of the area of their walls are always open, whilst in use.Read more
COVID-19 recovery step by step – what does it mean for those managing buildings?
10th March 2021
Step 1 of the Government’s “roadmap to recovery” began this week with outdoor exercise/recreation permitted with one other person, and primary and secondary schools reopening, although, some schools have been open and operating with essential worker and other children since January 2021.Read more
Perissology – H&S policies conveying the right message
10th March 2021
Listening to a Radio 4 podcast this weekend I came across a new word for me – perissology. How exciting, that’s the word I need to highlight why people need to simplify their health and safety policies. Then on second thoughts, perhaps not.Read more
Back to School
2nd March 2021
Like many parents, I am pleased that my children will be returning to school, yet apprehensive about their, and consequently our family’s exposure to such a high volume of others in a restricted space. I imagine that this is typical of parents across the country.Read more
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