Coronavirus/Covid-19: Latest HSE Guidance @ 14th May
COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS
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Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
Our (HSE) new guidance will help you keep workers safe (COVID secure) during the outbreak.
It covers the steps you should take to protect workers and others, in line with your normal legal duties in managing risk and risk assessment at work.
The following guides will help you manage the risk from coronavirus in your business during this time:
- Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak – a short guide This guide covers who should work, protecting those at higher risk, getting into and leaving work, organising work areas, and good hygiene.
- Talking with your workers about working safely during the coronavirus outbreak Guidance on consulting your workers and measures to prevent coronavirus in your workplace and to make it COVID secure.
Government guidance published
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance to help employers keep their workplaces operating safely during this time.
The latest guidance covers eight workplace settings including:
Social distancing guidelines
HSE has guidelines on how businesses must maintain social distancing and protect workers.
The guidance explains what employers must do in order to protect workers and keep their businesses open. It covers:
- social distancing (employers who have people in their offices or onsite should ensure that employees are able, where possible, to follow the appropriate regulations and/or guidance for England, Scotland and Wales on social distancing)
- essential and non-essential work
- safe in-work activity
The construction industry has come together to show how it has been interpreting and applying government guidance in responding to Covid-19 by providing practical examples of how it is safeguarding its workforce while operating sites.
Many examples have been built on the Construction Leadership Council’s ‘Site Operating Procedures (v3) – Protecting Your Workforce During Coronavirus (Covid-19)’ guidance and its hierarchy of controls, which can be downloaded here.