Corona Virus

HSE Weekly Digest: Health and Safety News, Information and Guidance

Wednesday 21st October 2020

This bulletin has been provided to us by the HSE.

This week's digest contains information on COVID-secure spot checks and inspections, as well as other health and safety news and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

There is also advice on protecting workers from manual handling risks, news on mental health resources, details of the latest enforcement activity and some new job vacancies here at HSE.

For all the latest updates visit our website.

Health and safety COVID-secure spot checks ongoing

HSE is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.

By calling and visiting premises and speaking directly to employers, we can check the measures they've put in place are in line with government guidance.

Visit our webpage which includes a short video explaining:

  • how spot checks and inspections work
  • what our inspectors will need to check
  • how they can help you keep your workplace COVID-secure
  • actions we will take if employers are not managing the risk of COVID spreading

COVID updates and guidance

HSE has published a range of coronavirus-related guidance and information, which you may find useful.

It includes:

For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus pages.

Mental health at work – a virtual conference

Coronavirus has caused a great deal of anxiety – building fears about our own and our families’ health, income and future. This has been made worse by isolated working, the feeling of always being ‘on’ and uncertainty about the future.

Workplace experts Acas have lots of free resources to help employers, managers and staff support mental health.

This includes advice, e-learning, webinars, and on 10 November, a virtual conference packed with ways to effectively manage, provide support and minimise the impacts of negative mental health in your workplace.

Additional Acas employer support includes tailored support for workplaces and a free employer callback service (call 0330 123 1100 and hit ‘1’).

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