COVID-19

STAY ALERT TO STAY SAFE

 

COVID - 19 Risk Assessment

Who might be harmed  Controls Required Additional Controls Action by who? When? Done
·         Staff Hand Washing Employees to be reminded on a regular basis to wash their hands for 20 seconds with water and soap and the importance of proper drying with disposable towels. Also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues – Follow Catch it, Bin it, Kill it and to avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands. Tissues will be made available throughout the workplace. X
·         Visitors to your premises ·         Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place.   X
·         Cleaners ·         Stringent hand washing taking place. Encourage staff to report any problems and carry out skin checks as part of a skin surveillance programme X
·         Contractors ·         See hand washing guidance. ·         https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/ X
·         DELIVERY DRIVERS ·         Drying of hands with disposable paper towels. To help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) reminding everyone of the public health advice - https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus X
·         Vulnerable groups – Elderly, Pregnant workers, those with existing underlying health conditions ·         Gel sanitisers in any area where washing facilities not readily available Posters, leaflets and other materials are available for display. X
·         Anyone else who physically comes in contact with you in relation to your business Cleaning  
  Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use such as door handles, light switches, reception area using appropriate cleaning products and methods. Rigorous checks will be carried out by line managers to ensure that the necessary procedures are being followed. X
Social Distancing  
Social Distancing -Reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the1 metre +  gap recommended by the Public Health Agency   X
Redesigning processes to ensure social distancing in place.   X
Conference calls to be used instead of face to face meetings. Staff to be reminded on a daily basis of the importance of social distancing both in the workplace and outside of it. X
Social distancing also to be adhered to in canteen area and smoking area.   X
Wearing of Gloves  
Where Risk Assessment identifies wearing of gloves as a requirement of the job, an adequate supply of these will be provided. Staff will be instructed on how to remove gloves carefully to reduce contamination and how to dispose of them safely.   X
Symptoms of Covid-19  
If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature in the workplace they will be sent home and advised to follow the stay at home guidance. If advised that a member of staff or public has developed Covid-19 and were recently on our premises (including where a member of staff has visited other work place premises such as domestic premises), the management team of the workplace will contact the Public Health Authority to discuss the case, identify people who have been in contact with them and will take advice on any actions or precautions that should be taken. https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/ X