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The government has provided a list of guidelines to help companies make sure their workplaces are safe for employees to return to. They’re calling this being ‘COVID-secure’.
Encouraging businesses to translate the guidelines into the specific actions they need to take, the government is also asking them to undertake a COVID-19 risk assessment.
In addition, ways to thoroughly inspect businesses to make sure they’ve set up their workspaces securely are being discussed, and this could include asking employees to report their bosses ‘whistleblower style’ if they have concerns.
So, what does COVID-secure mean for SMEs?
The Government’s guidelines suggest businesses should consider the following:
To read the Government’s guidelines in full, click here.Anthony Wolny, May 22nd, 2020