Our priority during these times is to ensure that our staff, clients, family and friends all remain safe. This means we have employed many practices to make sure this happens.
We have made extensive arrangements to operate from their homes remotely. In the meantime, we’ve implemented a variety of Healthy Working Practices for our team so they can continue to work and service our clients.
Employers are required by current Health and safety laws, who continue to operate their businesses under current circumstances, to ensure they do ‘what is reasonably practicable’ to protect their staff and the public.
The government has provided guidance for businesses to follow:
- • Ensuring staff can work at home, whenever possible have procedures in place to ensure that if anyone is unwell at work with a fresh, persistent cough or a high temperature, they will be sent home and advised to follow the advice to remain at home
- • Employees should be advised to wash their hands frequently during the day for at least 20 seconds each time, and to sneeze into tissues and dispose of the tissues promptly – Grab it, Bin it, Kill it. (Appropriate washing facilities must be supplied with soap and hot water or hand hygiene equipment); also clean and disinfect items and surfaces that are touched daily
Businesses should also take into account risk management steps, follow general distancing advice and ensure that it is done at their workstations as well as in other areas of their premises between employees.
Where this cannot be achieved within the normal working environment additional means of protection should be considered.
- • Reduce the number of employees on site at any time
- move employees to other tasks
- • change processes to allow for social distancing
- • create temporary barriers between staff
- • use remote conference calls rather than face-to-face meetings
- • modify workflows or production line speeds
Additional advice can be found on the UK Government website.
Like you, we are very eager that business will return to ‘usual’ as soon as possible. Meanwhile, however, we hope you stay safe and well and look after those around you.