Preparing For Workplace Spot Checks & Inspections: COVID-19
Did you know that the HSE have been conducting spot checks and inspections on workplaces during the Coronavirus pandemic? These unannounced on the spot visits are to make sure that businesses are following the government guidelines on being COVID-secure.
Making your Workplace COVID-Secure
As the second National lockdown comes to an end this week and the three-tiers come back in to place, it’s imperative that you continue to follow all of the government guidelines and ensure your workplace is COVID-secure.
If you haven’t already done so, you should start by updating your risk assessment to manage the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your business. This will help you to understand what you should do to work safely and protect people.
Where possible, you should keep people 2 metres apart. If this is not viable, keeping 1 metre apart with risk mitigation is acceptable.
CLEANING, HYGIENE & HANDWASHING
Keeping your workplace clean and frequent handwashing reduces the potential for coronavirus to spread. It is a critical part of making and keeping your business COVID-secure.
To find out more you can visit the Health and Safety Executive website by CLICKING HERE.
NDM Health & Safety Can Support You
Here at NDM Health & Safety, we fully understand the pressures faced by small companies to identify and comply with their legal obligations while trying to operate a profitable business, especially during a global pandemic!
With this in mind, we always take a sensible and pragmatic approach to ensuring that your requirements are met, leaving you to concentrate on what you do best – running your business.
One-off site visit to evaluate existing health and safety systems with a detailed report highlighting areas for improvement
Periodic site inspections or audits
Development of new or modification of existing health and safety management systems
Undertaking of risk assessments (Generic, Job-specific or Site-specific, COSHH, Manual Handling, Fire, Display Screen Equipment)
Assistance with completion of Pre-Qualification and Contractor Approval questionnaires and documentation e.g. CHAS, Safe Contractor, Achilles, Constructionline
Incident investigations to identify root causes and provide recommendations for corrective and preventive actions
Telephone and Email advice
– Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
– Employee Handbooks
– Safe Systems of Work
– Health and Safety Registers and Checklists
– Employee Induction Packs
On-going maintenance of your health and safety system