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COVID-19 Support Hub

Information and support for your organisation

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic, we all as businesses and organisations are operating under extreme and unprecedented conditions.

To help our clients at this difficult time we have produced a number of tools and support documents to give advice and guidance on managing the risks from coronavirus.

Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19 coronavirus

Risk Assessments

Our new Risk Assessments are ideal for businesses who are returning to their usual place of work.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment - Office

Covid-19 Risk Assessment - Retail

Assessment Tool

We have produced a re-occupation assessment tool to help you assess your specific workplace and management measures.

Assessment tool - Download here

Return To Work Guide

For those businesses that have adapted to employees working from home during lockdown, there is now new guidance on how we should start to reoccupy our workplaces.

But what does that mean for employers? To help you prepare for this next step we have put together this free guide, to help with the safe reoccupation of your place of work.

Return to work health and safety guidance - Download here

COVID-19 Awareness eLearning

Returning to a workplace sounds simple enough, but in the context of the most serious pandemic the world has experienced in recent times, ensuring everyone at work understands what is expected of them is essential and an employer's legal responsibility to achieve. Our COVID-19 Awareness eLearning course helps those returning to work, ensuring they understand what is expected of them in respect to COVID-19:-

  • Preparing to return
  • Distancing guidelines
  • Workplace practices such as handwashing
  • The use of personal protective equipment
  • Reporting

Click here for more information on this course.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Templates

The coronavirus is a health hazard to all and with any hazard employers are required to undertake a risk assessment to determine what specific measures need to be in place to reduce the risk to as low as is reasonably practicable. The measures you determine are required must be communicated to your employees, visitors, contractors, and anyone else who may be affected.

Praxis42 have created COVID-19 Risk Assessment templates for offices and retail spaces, to assist your organisation in complying with government guidelines. The assessments cover the typical measures you will need to implement to reduce the risk from coronavirus.

See the below links for more information and to purchase.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment - Office

Covid-19 Risk Assessment - Retail

If you have 50 or more employees, then you are expected to publish the findings of your risk assessment on your website. Displaying the COVID-19 Secure poster on your website is one way of confirming that you have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19.

Your risk assessment will need to be reviewed more regularly than would normally be expected as:

  • The pandemic is an unprecedented situation which means guidance is constantly changing.
  • The government may impose / lift restrictions which will require you to act.

If you need support with your COVID-19 risk assessment please contact us on [email protected] or call on 020 3011 4242

Workplace Occupation Guidance

10 steps to protect yourself, your employees and visitors to your workplace during coronavirus.

  1. As discussed above, complete a COVID-19 risk assessment and share it with all your employees and visitors to your workplace.
  2. Follow the requirements and restrictions of local COVID alert levels in your area.
  3. Encourage employees to work from home where possible.
  4. Clean more often. Increase how often you clean surfaces, especially those being touched a lot and ensure your employees and visitors use hand sanitiser and wash their hands frequently.
  5. Ensure face coverings are worn where required to do so by law.
  6. Make sure everyone is social distancing. Make it easy for everyone to do so by putting up signs or introducing a one-way system that your employees and visitors can follow. In addition use barriers to separate workstations or introduce back to back or side by side working.
  7. Increase ventilation by keeping doors and windows open where possible and running ventilation systems at all times.
  8. Take part in NHS Test and Trace by keeping a record of all staff and contractors for 21 days. Obtain a NHS QR code poster if your business is in the following sectors, hospitality, tourism and leisure, close contact services, community centres, libraries and village halls.
  9. Turn people with coronavirus symptoms away. If an employee (or someone in their household) or a visitor has a persistent cough, a high temperature or has lost their sense of taste or smell, they should be isolating. By law from 28 September employers must not require someone who is being required to self-isolate to come to work.
  10. Ensure the mental wellbeing of all your employees is monitored and managed regularly, with a suitable provision for support readily available.

Further information from the government can be found here.

For help and more detailed advice please contact us on [email protected] or call on 020 3011 4242.

Praxis42 are an industry leading provider of health and safety consulting, e-learning and auditing.

All of our guidance was produced taking into consideration advice from:

Our documents are based on guidance available and what is expected to be best practice. Due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic each organisation will need to decide what measures they feel are reasonable to take.

For more information you can contact us on 020 3011 4242 or alternatively use our contact form