With a vaccine unlikely to be available for some time, the Government has made it clear that businesses need to operate wherever they can using a variety of safety processes including social distancing protocols and working from home where possible. Therefore, businesses need to start thinking about how they can be Safe to Open (eg in retail, leisure and education) or Safe to Work, ie COVID-Secure. this is where PHSC can step in and help you, with Professional Help at Sensible Cost to develop a Return to Work Assessment and strategy.
The pandemic caused us to change how we work, with varying levels of success. Some organisations have learned that new ways of working have not had the negative effects they imagined, with productivity maintained and staff kept safe. However, there are still many tasks which can only be completed whilst at the workplace, and we are beginning to see businesses slowly reopening and struggling to find safe working methods whilst getting the job done. This danger is likely to increase as more organisations begin to return to work. Therefore a risk assessment (COVID-19 risk assessment) is needed to identify what systems and changes to the work environment are needed to keep people safe. You can find commonly asked questions we answer, and a free risk assessment planning questionnaire here which considers key factors other than social distancing. As specialists in this type of assessment, youve come to the right place if you are looking for someone to help you.
We are also offering short Virtual Classroom Training sessions using Zoom / Teams to help businesses understand what they need to do, what to consider when completing their own assessment and common mistakes and misperceptions that we have seen people making; hopefully this will help you to avoid making the same mistakes - see our booking page for details of dates.