Intrinsic to “reopening” your organisation and staff returning to their normal workplaces, employers need to take reasonable steps to protect their workers and others from coronavirus by way of a COVID-19 risk assessment. From this risk assessment you then need to put controls in place to make sure your sites, people and processes are “COVID-19 Secure”.
In undertaking this COVID-19 risk assessment you must:
- 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; and
- Act to remove the activity or situation, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk.
There are also expectations being placed on employers to consult with their workforce as part of the risk assessment process and communicate the findings of the assessment too.
This audit, usually carried out remotely, is designed to help ascertain the right information you need to be put into the risk assessment, highlighting what measures you have taken and what more needs to be done.
It is carried out by one of our experienced health and safety consultants, who will then issue you with a first draft of the COVID-19 risk assessment for you to review. Once discussed and returned, we then make any required final amendments and provide you with the finished document
As a result, you will have a clearly documented risk assessment for your planned remobilisation in a format you can review and update as things change.
Are you unsure about ‘jumping the fence’ into health and safety consultancy role?
17th November 2020
Do you think that this could be an interesting change for you, but you’re not sure? Well, if it helps, I get that, I was having those thoughts when I applied for a consultancy role at Assurity Consulting a little over a year ago.Read more
Returning to a different world of work after Maternity leave
11th November 2020
In early January 2020 my husband and I welcomed our gorgeous second daughter into the world! It was such a blessing and a happy time, if we had known then what was coming, I think those first few weeks would have been spent in a very different way.Read more