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CORONAVIRUS - ENFORCEMENT - 02.07.2020

Don’t sacrifice safety for health

Changes to prevent the spread of coronavirus must not be at the expense of regular health and safety, the HSE has said. What’s to know?
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CORONAVIRUS - EMPLOYEES - 02.07.2020

Are staff refusing to work on safety grounds?

With guidance encouraging a return to the workplace, some employers are finding that staff are raising concerns about health protection arrangements and refusing to turn up. How should you handle it?
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CORONAVIRUS - CLEANING - 02.07.2020

Should you get “fogging”?

You’ll have seen the images of staff and contractors walking around spraying disinfectant from a “fogging” machine. Is this an effective method of controlling the spread of coronavirus?
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CORONAVIRUS - 02.07.2020

Spam coronavirus email from the “HSE”

Inbox. A spam email, which has been sent from a fake HSE email account, states that the recipient is being investigated for failing to manage coronavirus risks. The email also states that the business could be shut down and prosecuted. To a safety practitioner it should be obvious it’s spam, but others have already been fooled into thinking it’s genuine. To an untrained eye it could be treated seriously. ...
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PPE - 02.07.2020

Substandard face masks on the market

No protection. The HSE has warned that face masks are appearing on the market which claim to be to “KN95” standard and it wants businesses to be aware of what this means and why they are not to be used (see The next step ). Not up to standard. KN95 denotes a Chinese quality standard for face masks which are broadly equivalent to mid-range disposable face masks under our own standards, which are labelled “FFP2”. (FFP stands for filtering facepiece, and there are three grades from one to three.) ...
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CORONAVIRUS - FIRST AID AT WORK POLICY - 02.07.2020

Incorporating coronavirus into your first aid policy

When carrying out first aid treatment, there’s the new risk of coronavirus to take into account. Use our new template document to bring your own policy into line with the expected precautions.
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CORONAVIRUS - FIRST AID AT WORK POLICY - 02.07.2020

Incorporating coronavirus into your first aid policy

When carrying out first aid treatment, there’s the new risk of coronavirus to take into account. Use our new template document to bring your own policy into line with the expected precautions.
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CORONAVIRUS - EMPLOYEES - 02.07.2020

Are staff refusing to work on safety grounds?

With guidance encouraging a return to the workplace, some employers are finding that staff are raising concerns about health protection arrangements and refusing to turn up. How should you handle it?
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CORONAVIRUS - FIRST AID - 11.06.2020

First aid implications of coronavirus

As businesses reopen but with coronavirus continuing to be a threat, what changes might you need to make to your first aid arrangements? And what instruction should you provide to your first aiders?
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