HSE Stakeholder Bulletin: 15 May 2020
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Stakeholder Bulletin.
Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
Our new guidance will help you keep workers safe (COVID secure) during the outbreak.
It covers the steps you should take to protect workers and others, in line with your normal legal duties in managing risk and risk assessment at work.
The following guides will help you manage the risk from coronavirus in your business during this time:
- Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak - a short guide
This guide covers who should work, protecting those at higher risk, getting into and leaving work, organising work areas, and good hygiene.
- Talking with your workers about working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
Guidance on consulting your workers and measures to prevent coronavirus in your workplace and to make it COVID secure.
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Guidance from the government published
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance to help employers keep their workplaces operating safely during this time.
The latest guidance covers eight workplace settings:
- construction and other outdoor work
- factories, plants and warehouses
- other people's homes
- labs and research facilities
- offices and contact centres
- restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
- shops and branches
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 should do to keep people safe.
More coronavirus-related updates and advice from HSE
HSE has published a range of guidance, which you may find useful.
It includes information on:
- RIDDOR reporting of COVID-19
When, what and how you should report under RIDDOR
- Fit testing face masks
Guidance (and a video) explaining how to put on tight-fitting RPE correctly
- Protecting homeworkers
This includes a short video showing how you can achieve a reasonable posture, while temporarily working with display screen equipment at home
For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus microsite.