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?
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?
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?
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. ...
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.) ...
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.