Conducting a Covid-19 risk assessment is both a necessary and vital part of managing infection within your organisation. However, your responsibilities extend far beyond that. When your staff return, it is your responsibility to implement and enforce the control measures set out in the assessment i.e. ensuring social distancing, providing hand sanitising stations, ensuring PPE is available etc.
Both the Scottish and British governments have recently outlined phased strategies for ending the restrictions currently in place as part of the COVID-19 public lockdown.
With many businesses now contemplating an eventual return to their place of work, the team at HR Services Scotland has been advising many of our clients on Health & Safety measures to take when planning to reopen their workplace.
Here are some of the practical actions we would advise businesses to take based on 5 main steps: