HSE remind businesses on COVID-19 Secure over Christmas

Greg Davies

Greg Davies
Director of Market Development, Assurity Consulting
10th December 2020

They also highlight: 

  • COVID-19 secure spot checks and inspections (phone or in person) will continue through December 2020;
  • Advice and guidance to manage risk and protect workers and visitors will be provided during these visits as needed, but where businesses are not meeting the required standards immediate action will be taken; and
  • Where they take action, it could range from providing specific advice, issuing enforcement notices, stopping certain work practices until they are made safe and, where businesses fail to comply, this could lead to prosecution.

Links to information on “COVID-19 Secure” and “spot checks and inspections” are also provided, all the information being available through:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/regulating-health-and-safety/spot-inspections.htm?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_term=spot-inspections-headline&utm_content=digest-9-dec-20

Particularly at this time of year - and especially with the year we’ve had - the desire to meet up for teams, departments and businesses, as well as families is strong for many. Keeping all your COVID-19 secure practices in place is also important though, should you make the decision to meet up in person.

We are also happy to provide additional advice for your organisation on COVID-19 Secure practices, should you need it, or wish to challenge your current controls.