COVID-19 Secure Environments

We can help you to achieve and maintain the government's COVID-19 Secure status guidelines, helping you to manage the risk associated with restarting or running your business during the pandemic. This would cover important areas such as protecting your workers and how to maintain social distancing in your workplace, protecting your customers and protecting the public by ensuring the guidelines are met. We are a Loughborough based health and safety consultancy that offer's risk assessments to manage the coronavirus pandemic in your business and workplace.

In order to run your business safely during the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important to be able to show compliance with the Government’s COVID-19 Secure guidelines.

COVID-19 Secure Environments

  • Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
  • Help people to work from home
  • Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible
  • Where people cannot be 2m apart, use other mitigating measures to manage transmission risk

 

Achieving and maintaining COVID-19 Secure status is a must for all organisations.

Maintaining a Covid-19 secure environment and showing compliance with the Government's COVID-19 Secure guidelines is vitally important. Protect your staff, your premises and your business with some simple procedures. If you need help to understand what is needed to achieve and maintain this status, or you just want to talk to a Covid-19 consultant, then please get in touch.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Consultancy Service

1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment

Before restarting work you should ensure the safety of the workplace by:

  • carrying out a risk assessment in line with the HSE guidance
  • consulting with your workers or trade unions
  • sharing the results of the risk assessment with your workforce and on your website

2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures

You should increase the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning by:

  • encouraging people to follow the guidance on handwashing and hygiene
  • providing hand sanitiser around the workplace, in addition to washrooms
  • frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly
  • enhancing cleaning for busy areas
  • setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets
  • providing hand drying facilities – either paper towels or electrical dryers

3. Help people to work from home

You should take all reasonable steps to help people work from home by:

  • discussing home working arrangements
  • ensuring they have the right equipment, for example: remote access to work systems
  • including them in all necessary communications
  • looking after their physical and mental wellbeing

4. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible

Where possible, you should maintain 2m between people by:

  • putting up signs to remind workers and visitors of social distancing guidance
  • avoiding sharing workstations
  • using floor tape or paint to mark areas to help people keep to a 2m distance
  • arranging one-way traffic through the workplace if possible
  • switching to seeing visitors by appointment only if possible

5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, use other mitigating measures to manage transmission risk

Where it’s not possible for people to be 2m apart, you should do everything practical to manage the transmission risk by:

  • considering whether an activity needs to continue for the business to operate
  • keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
  • using screens or barriers to separate people from each other
  • using back-to-back or side-to-side working whenever possible
  • staggering arrival and departure times
  • reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’

If you’re looking for professional occupational health and workplace safety consultancy at a fair price, then talk to us about your needs. There are many Occupational Health and Safety Companies out there, but few that can work with you as well as we can.

Case Study

COVID-secure and HSE enforcement

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it will be carrying out further spot inspections at businesses in areas with the highest coronavirus infection rates as it continues its efforts to halt the spread of the virus. This means that HSE inspectors will be dropping in on businesses and putting employers on the spot in Oldham to ensure all workplaces are COVID-secure as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the borough.