As an employer, you must be able to protect your employees and visitors in your premises from harm.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 were introduced to reinforce the Health and Safety Act 1974. They explicitly outline what employers are required to do to manage health and safety, and apply to every work activity. The regulations place a set of duties on employers and employees to maintain a safe and healthy workplace, but statute also extends to visitors and travellers. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from coronavirus by way of a risk assessment.
- 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 is not possible, control the risk.
Ultimately, you want to be able to demonstrate to your stakeholders that you are “COVID-19-Secure”. The results of your risk assessments should be shared with your workforce and there is an expectation they are published on your website (particularly for employers with over 50 workers).
One of our expert team members will help you identify any activities , circumstances, physical configuration or environmental improvements which may lead to preventable viral transmission. From this survey we will be in an informed position to break down the bio-risk of your facilities.
Our team of health & safety professionals, chartered engineers, scientists and medics will create a bespoke action plan of procedures and/or products that should be implemented to mitigate COVID-19 infection risk.