With people who cannot work from home now being “actively encouraged” to return to work by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, taking the required steps to maximise the safety of both staff and customers has taken on paramount importance.
Health and Safety at Work
If you are planning to re-open your workplace, it is essential that you understand the steps which must be taken to make it Covid-19 secure.
All employers already have a number of statutory duties which must be adhered to in order to provide a safe place of work. Alongside these duties, there are also a number of general legal duties of care designed for anyone accessing or using your place of business.
To discharge these duties, the following steps must be carried out:
- Carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments to identify the risks. Risk assessments should also look at different groups of workers (e.g. vulnerable workers), for whom you may need to take extra health and safety measures.
- Implement measures to minimise those risks. You must take all reasonably practicable steps to minimise the risks. This is not the same as having to eliminate the risks altogether.
Clearly, with the current Coronavirus crisis, these duties now carry even more importance.
To clarify what you need to do, you should refer to the relevant sector-specific guide contained in the government’s guidance on working safely during coronavirus.
Product Catalogue Available
Ranging from desk screen protectors all the way to floor markings and direction arrows, we have a range of products available to help increase safety levels and ensure compliance with these duties as businesses put plans in place to facilitate a return to work.
Our product catalogue features a range of leaflets, posters and floor graphics that can be used in the workplace, providing information and advice for managers and staff.
Branded versions, incorporating your company logo and brand colours, are available upon request. Changes to overall design, typography and illustrations/icons would require the production of custom designs, which our safety team would be happy to discuss with you.
Help to keep your team safe from Coronavirus with our range of social distancing floor stickers.
Face shields are personal protective equipment devices that are used by many workers (e.g. medical, dental, veterinary) for protection of the facial area and
associated mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids.
During the COVID19 crisis, it would be sensible for those working in other service areas to be equipped with these to further prevent the spread of the virus.
For food retailers, vehicle service centres, reception staff, admin support staff in medical centres it could well become mandatory to wear these for the next few months.
Protecting Our Local Care Homes
We’ve been in contact with local care homes and arranged to donate face shields to them.
But we need your help with a couple of options available
- Simply clicking on the button below will allow you to donate a face shield (each face shield costs £2.00, the minimum donation is £2.00, the maximum is up to you). We’ll arrange for the face shield to be delivered.
- We’ll donate a face shield for every £100 spent on our COVID-19 Safety Signage and Protection Screens.
If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to let us know.