Category: Health and Safety

Face Masks – Dos and don’ts

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published new advice for the public on when and how to wear masks safely. The guidance covers fabric masks and medical masks, describing who should wear what type of mask and when. Some key points for fabric masks include the following. Clean hands before touching your mask. Inspect the mask for damage or dirt....

Workplace Housekeeping

Why should we pay attention to housekeeping at work? Effective housekeeping can eliminate some workplace hazards and help get a job done safely and properly. Poor housekeeping can frequently contribute to accidents by hiding hazards that cause injuries. If the sight of paper, debris, clutter and spills is accepted as normal, then other more serious health and safety hazards may...

PPE and the coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic continues in the UK. As we move to the “recovery phase” or the “new normal” as it is often referred to, employers are expected to plan for the return to work of employees where they are not able to work from home. The UK Government has published COVID-19 Secure working safely guidance for workplaces that provides...

Planning the return to the workplace

1. Inspect the premises If the property has been left completely unattended, you may find unexpected pests, damage or breakages — all of which need to be addressed before employees begin to return. Tests to run before the premises is reoccupied might include: checking the fire alarm systems, extinguishers and escape routes ensuring any asbestos containing materials have not deteriorated...

Preparing to go back to work during Covid-19

Preparing your workplace for COVID-19 is a tricky matter. Because it is a new virus, more information is coming out nearly daily about the risks, contagion, and dangerous side effects. As lockdowns and quarantines are being lifted and people begin returning to work, preparing your workplace against COVID-19 is absolutely necessary. Businesses need to say yes to the following three...