Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented, the modern world simply hasn’t faced a crisis of this nature before.

Businesses and individuals are having to make difficult decisions every day. We’re here to help inform those decisions.

Our health, safety and employment law professionals have the perfect set of skills to support you during this challenging time.

We can:

  • Help you manage your day-to-day health and safety requirements, considering the added risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Support you in managing a myriad of issues relating to your workforce.
  • Help you support and manage the wellbeing of your staff via an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Whether you’re a business that has implemented widespread homeworking or having to continue as close to normal as possible, we can support you. Our health and safety consultants are continuing to visit building sites, factories and more. If you’re working, your health and safety is important to us and we’ll be there to help you.

Our Employment Law team remain on the phones answering all queries linked to managing staff.

Call us to find out more – 03456 122144 or complete our online form and we will be in touch to discuss how we can support you.

Need advice on managing your teams during this challenging time?

Call us to find out more – 03456 122144

Helping you face the Challenges presented by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 has added to your business challenges. The daily risks associated with managing people and their health and safety remain, and they’re now more complicated than ever.

We’re here to help. We’ve developed a COVID-19 resource pack to get you started, but more importantly you can talk to our experts and seek advice.

Resource Pack
Based on your level of service (Health and Safety, Employment Law or a combined full service), all customers have access to COVID-19 resource pack. Regularly reviewed and updated, this pack is your first port of call for further information and documents you can use and adapt for your business.

In the pack*:

Health and Safety

  • COVID-19 Policy
  • COVID-19 Management Procedures
  • COVID-19 Risk Assessment Template
  • Temporary Homeworkers
  • COVID-19 Advice – Suspected or Confirmed Case
  • Hand washing – information poster
  • Coronavirus COVID-19 – ‘Stop the Spread’ Poster

Employment Law

  • COVID-19 Staff Advice Letter
  • Layoff Notification Template
  • COVID-19 Homeworking HR Policy

Talk to an advisor
Beyond the resource pack all customers on a retained service have full access to the team to ask questions and seek further support.

* Please note the contents of the resource pack will change as the external situation changes.

We’re already supporting our customers with their response to Coronavirus, the list below highlights many of the common issues and how we can help.

Updated Risk Assessments
All risk assessments should be updated to reflect the latest guidance for protecting your employees, customers and the general public from COVID-19. Approaches to travel, lone working and general daily practices are likely to have changed – they need to be included in your risk assessments.

We can help you to update your risk assessments, ensuring they are relevant to your business and your risks.

Homeworking or Out on Site
The government’s advice to work from home where you can, has implications on both health and safety and HR. We can support you in developing the necessary homeworking policies and ensure home workers remain safe.

Equally, we understand a huge percentage of the workforce simply can’t work from home. We’re here to help you too. We can and will visit your site or factory, workshop, etc. If you’re working, we’re working, and your health and safety remains important.

Sickness Absence and Sick Pay
We can advise you on how to manage sickness absence and associated pay, as your team members are away from work due to the virus or self-isolation.

Financial Pressures – Short Working Hours, Staff Layoffs
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to have a financial impact on most businesses.  Your company may have to make difficult decisions on how you secure the future of the business while also looking after your staff.

Shorter working hours and staff layoffs are common tools used to manage difficult periods, making short term changes to sustain the business for the long term.

Our employment law team are experts in developing policies and communications to support these activities. Templates are already in place as part of our Coronavirus “Customer Resource Pack”.

Employee wellbeing
Your staff are likely to be experiencing stress and anxiety linked to COVID-19. They may be worried about their physical health or the vulnerability of loved ones, they may be concerned about their financial security and what the future holds.

Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is the perfect tool to support both managers and employees.  Managers can direct team members to the service, knowing trained advisors can help them with a range of issues including:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Financial Wellbeing,
  • Family Issues
  • Medical Information and more.

Supporting your team’s wellbeing, in turn supports them to perform to their full capacity and ensure the business keeps moving forward.

With costs starting at just £1 per person per month, this great value service can save you time and help your team members.

For further information on Coronavirus and how we can support you visit our updates and FAQ pages.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The impact of and response to the Coronavirus changes daily, for the latest official advice please visit:

Coronavirus COVID 19 – Stop the Spread Awareness Poster