Posted on 4th June 2020
This article is an extract from the Government’s Working Safely Guidance. For the whole set of setting specific guidance follow this LINK. This 5 steps subset, is a must read for all leaders and staff.
Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.
Make sure you read all the guides relevant to your workplace. Each guide has specific actions for businesses to take based on these steps. Further guidance will be published as more businesses are able to reopen.
1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment
Before restarting work you should ensure the safety of the workplace by:
2. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures
You should increase the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning by:
3. Help people to work from home
You should take all reasonable steps to help people work from home by:
4. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible
Where possible, you should maintain 2m between people by:
5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, 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:
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