We recognise our duty to ensure the health and wellbeing of anyone who may be affected by our work activities. We will implement procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our workplaces and to minimise the risk to employees, contractors, and visitors. We recognise our employees will require health screening as part of a health surveillance programme. In some instances (Where employees have underlying health conditions) a re-allocation of work tasks may be required.
We have the facility to instigate control measures.
The measures will include:
- All employees will complete a private & confidential Occupational Health Monitoring (OHM) Questionnaire with procedures put in place where it is identified that the employee has an underlying health condition which has been identified by Public Health England as High risk when exposed to COVID-19.
- Carrying out COVID-19 Risk Assessments for working in offices, Sites and workshops were required.
- Provide ongoing information, instruction, and training on COVID-19 through Risk. assessments, signage, and online training.
- Implementing work from home requirements and staggered start finish times.
- Implement strict cleaning programme for work premises before during and after work.
- Provide pop-up handwashing stations, providing soap, water, hand sanitiser and tissues. Encourage staff to use them.
- Stagger break times for employees. Limit capacity of communal rest areas.
- Where possible re-arrange office and workshop layouts with floor markings and one-way systems to minimise employee contact throughout the day
- Prepare for the use of digital and remote transfers of material where possible rather than paper format. Use e-forms and e-mails. Restrict the use of printers.
- Implement procedures to restrict the number of non-essential visitors to work premises.
We will keep up to date with government advice and will review our COVID-19 Arrangements on a weekly basis while social distancing guidelines are in place.
Coronavirus Act 2020
Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999 – Regulation 6