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.
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