COVID-19 Return to Work Safely Checklist

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Covid-19 Return to Work Safely Checklist

There is so much information available regarding coronavirus COVID-19 return to work safely guidance, that it can be daunting.  The Government Return to Work Safely Protocol and the COVID-19 Retail Protection Improvement Guide provide some good guidance for business owners and managers. Here is a checklist of some of the key things that have been communicated. It’s important to bear in mind every business is different and should take appropriate measures based on a risk assessment of their business.

Covid-19 Return to Work Safely Checklist 

  • Develop a documented Covid-19 Response Plan
  • Plan to deal with a suspected case of COVID-19 & business continuity
  • Review risk assessment & safety statement specifically to include COVID-19Return to Work safely protocol
  • Eliminate physical interaction as far as is reasonably practicable
  • Provide Sanitiser at entry and exit points
  • Install physical barrier where appropriate
  • Implement a thorough cleaning routine
  • Visual signage should be displayed as appropriate
  • Appoint COVID-19 lead worker representative/s
  • All staff must be trained / complete COVID-19 induction including hygiene training
  • Appropriate PPE provision and training
  • Appoint and provide training to your COVID-19 Manager or Compliance Officer
  • Employee return to work declaration / questionnaire
  • Contractor / Visitor health questionnaire
  • Revised cleaning procedures

Note: This list is not exhausted and this is still a rapidly changing situation and it is vital to keep update with the latest HSA, HSE and Government guidance and protocols to ensure your employees can return to work safely.

It is advised that you review the Government Return to Work Safely Protocol and the COVID-19 Retail Protection Improvement Guide.

Should you require specific Coronavirus Covid-19 Training or advice please do not hesitate to contact us.