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Creating a Healthier Workforce

COVID-19 Workplace Health And Safety Guidance for Employers

Below is more information about the risk assessment:

This guide aims to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for employees by authorising the enforcement of the standards developed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. It contains suggestions as well as information on mandatory health and safety standards. The suggestions are advisory in nature, informational in content and are proposed to assist employers in providing a safe and healthy workplace. This guide also assists employers by providing information, research, education and training in the field of occupational health and safety.

Guidance on adapting workplaces for COVID-19

On 11th March 2020, WHO declared the coronavirus a pandemic and by 4th April 2020, there were over one million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide. Several public health organisations including Public Health England as well as businesses have been taking control measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
 

Purpose

This guide aims to provide general guidance and information to employers on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace as well as facilitate workers to return to work safely while keeping the risk of contamination as low as possible.

How does COVID-19 spread?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses, most of which circulate among animals but can be transmitted to humans. The human spread of COVID-19 occurs mainly through direct, indirect or close contact with infected people via mouth and nose secretions.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Controlling COVID-19 risks during in-house meetings and travel.

Establishing workplace procedures

Providing employee training COVID-19 training should include:

Getting your workplace ready in case of future COVID-19 outbreaks in your community