Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 22 February 2021 which set out the roadmap for the country to exit Lockdown 3.0 and as a consequence of this week’s Budget, more and more businesses will now be starting to plan how and when they will be encouraging or requiring some or all of their staff to safely return to the workplace.
As we did following Lockdown 1.0 (and with a huge sense of déjà vu) Leathes Prior will again be providing free of charge template Risk Assessments to help our clients and prospective clients re-open and work safely.
The “Working safely during coronavirus” guidance, which has been in place since 11 May 2020 but continuingly updated by the Government throughout 2020 and 2021, is designed to help employers re-open their workplaces where this is permitted and ensure that they operate in a safe and compliant manner.
All businesses must complete a COVID-19 Secure Risk Assessment and those employers with more than five employees are required to produce theirs in the format of a written Risk Assessment.
Our templates which are currently ready and available cover the following sectors:
- Offices and contact centres
- Shops and branches
- Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services
We will in due course be adding:
- Construction and other outdoor work
- Factories, plants and warehouses
- Other people’s homes
- Labs and research facilities
Our template Risk Assessment is based on Government guidance as at 3 March 2021. Please note that this guidance is continually being updated, and you should consult the most up-to-date version of this guidance when conducting your risk assessment.
If you would like advice about any issues regarding your Risk Assessment obligations or how you may operate in a COVID-19 secure manner or need more bespoke documentation, our Employment and Commercial Teams are able to assist you – and can provide a no-obligation quote for such work if required.
Please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01603 610911 if you would like a FREE template Risk Assessment that covers one or a combination of the above work sectors.
For further insights and articles about COVID-19 see our Coronavirus Hub on our website.