WHSS are still here to help!

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With the lockdown announced, it’s important you know we are able to provide you with your normal support service. Our team has been working remotely for the past week and we can do 98% of what needs to be done from our homes.

The only thing we can’t do, of course, is come for a site visit, but we can talk your team through most site related issues.

If you need anything we are still here to help.

In light of recent news, if you are continuing to go to work remember the guidance on social distancing. Put notices on the entrance to your premises informing people you are complying with the government guidelines and leave a telephone number for them to make contact. If your premises are open and the public can enter, try using safety tape to block off areas, add a sign requesting they do not enter, consider supplying hand santiser or soaps for them to wash their hands if they do need access.

Training

Maybe take this time to complete some online training courses. Speak to Josh at IHASCO with the reference number WHSS.

For Online Training Click Here

What is social distancing?

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

They are to:
• Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
• Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
• Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information
• Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
• Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
• Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services
• Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:
• are over 70
• have an underlying health condition
• are pregnant

This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.

Handwashing and respiratory hygiene

There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
• washing your hands more often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser when you get home or into work, when you blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• avoid close contact with people who have symptoms
• cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands
• clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home

Remember to look at the previous blogs for advice. They may be of benefit. Please feel free to forward our blogs onto your contacts, friends and family.

Remember to stay safe and be compliant!

Contact us – even if it just to say hello! 😊

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