The last two months have been unprecedented and CQMS are ensuring all our clients are continually supported with updated safe systems of work (risk assessments and method statements) to ensure companies can continue to work (where possible) through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible.
These 8 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe.
(1) Construction and other outdoor work
(2) Factories, plants and warehouses
(3) Labs and research facilities
(4) Offices and contact centres
(5) Other people’s homes
(6) Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
(7) Shops and branches
Each business should translate this into the specific actions it needs to take, depending on the nature of their business, including the size and type of business, how it is organised, operated, managed and regulated. This guidance does not supersede any legal obligations relating to health and safety, employment or equalities and it is important that as a business or an employer you continue to comply with your existing obligations, including those relating to individuals with protected characteristics. It contains non-statutory guidance to take into account when complying with these existing obligations. When considering how to apply this guidance, take into account agency workers, contractors and other people, as well as your employees.