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This week's digest contains details about a COVID-19 specific risk assessment, advice on protecting vulnerable workers during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as advice for employers and businesses in the manufacturing sector that are returning to work.
There are also links to other useful coronavirus-related guidance and details of the latest job vacancies at HSE.
For all the latest updates visit our website.
Make sure that you properly assess risk and are COVID-secure...
All employers must protect people from harm, which includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from coronavirus.
This is called a COVID-19 risk assessment and it’ll help you manage risk and protect people.
Find out what to include in your COVID-19 risk assessment.
During the coronavirus outbreak, the government has defined some people as clinically extremely vulnerable (shielded).
HSE has produced guidance on protecting vulnerable workers from coronavirus.
Shielded workers are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus.
As an employer, you have a legal duty to protect workers from harm. You should make sure you consider the risk to workers who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus and put controls in place to reduce that risk.
HSE has published guidance for employers and businesses in manufacturing sectors that explains how to continue or restart operations safely.
HSE has published practical advice on manufacturing for employers and businesses to help manage any additional risks caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The new guidance covers:
- safe use of machinery and equipment
- general building safety
- how to protect people from coronavirus
For more health and safety advice and guidance in the manufacturing sector visit our microsite.
If pressure systems have not been used for an extended period of time due to the coronavirus outbreak they may become unsafe.
HSE has published guidance on restarting workplace pressure systems safely.
The guidance has information about:
- types of pressure systems
- the examination period
- safety issues to be aware of
You can subscribe to receive all the latest pressure systems email updates.
HSE has published a range of guidance and advice, which you may find useful.
It includes information on:
- Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
Our guidance will help you manage the risk associated with restarting or running your business, across a number of topics.
- Hand sanitiser and surface disinfectants
Advice on how to use, manufacture and supply hand sanitiser and surface disinfectant.
- Air conditioning and ventilation
Advice on how to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.
For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus microsite.