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Health Warning – Calling all business owners who don’t have the luxury of a Work From Home workforce…..

Business owners and managers are juggling lots of balls at present, well in excess of a world pre-covid. We wanted to write this piece as a heads up to all business owners, particularly those in manufacturing and other sectors who cannot function with their entire work force working from home. 

The owner of a manufacturing client contacted me yesterday to tell me they just received an unannounced visit from the HSE Covid Inspection team to carry out a Covid-Secure Audit. It’s great to hear that the business passed with flying colours. 

This was a timely reminder for us and we thought we would share it with our manufacturing contacts.  You are probably all over this, however, here is an HSE article which provides guidance on sensible and proportionate steps you should take to help keep your workplace COVID-secure, including:

To recap the key points for a 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
  • act to remove the activity or situation, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk

As ever we hope business is going well for you, I am sure we will look back at these times in a years time and be grateful for normality.

The Health and Safety Executive is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.

By Anusheh Khan on 24/11/2020