Government guidelines are telling us all to distance ourselves from other people. Busy offices are often quite tightly packed and there is no opportunity to be two metres away from each other, so working from home may be an option. However you choose to structure your working arrangements, you need to acknowledge the changing risks to your staff and make adjustments where possible to protect them.
For those who need their staff in work from those supporting supply chains to ensuring people have the provisions they need during these challenging times, home working is not an option. Staff are needed to keep our food supplies, construction work and health care going. However, the risks to these people have intensified in the recent weeks due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), making it essential that business owners and managers update their risk assessments, and act on those assessments to protect their staff.
As a consequence of this rapidly spreading pandemic, there are other risks that may appear such as lone working, fatigue, and mental health issues. As an employer of both office based and remote workers, we have first-hand experience of the many challenges that face employers today, and this has increased with the current turmoil in our world.
THSP are continuing to support our customers on their sites, at their factories and within their offices. If you need to keep staff working, then we are there to help and guide you. As part of our Health and Safety and Employment Law services, we are assisting our customers with a wide range of activities including:
- Site visiting
- New policies and procedures
- New or updated risk assessments
- Workplace posters
- Draft letters to staff
- Employee Assistance Programmes, and
- General updates as our world changes from day to day.
Our teams have worked solidly for the past week or so to adapt our documentation and produce new materials around the COVID-19 pandemic to help our customers with the huge burden of managing their responsibilities to their staff and their own customers. THSP has been around for 28 years and our reputation, particularly in the construction industry, is second to none.
We can help you too no matter what your business. Call us now on 03456 122144 for a free consultation.