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HSE Weekly Digest: The Latest Coronavirus Health and Safety News

Wednesday 26th August 2020

This bulletin has been provided to us by the HSE.

This week's digest contains the latest health and safety news and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as information on spot inspections taking place.

There are also advice and resources for those who work at height, while we have links to details of recent enforcement activity and our current job vacancies.

For all the latest updates visit our website.

Spot inspections ongoing

HSE is carrying out further spot inspections to ensure all workplaces are COVID-secure as coronavirus cases continue to rise in certain areas.

HSE continues to remind businesses in the Blackburn with Darwen and Oldham and Pendle areas to make sure workplaces are COVID-secure to help tackle the local outbreak of coronavirus cases.

Following work in other regions, HSE is working alongside local councils and local public health authorities to support the understanding of any patterns in the confirmed coronavirus cases in the area.

HSE is contacting businesses to provide advice and guidance to manage risk and protect workers but where some employers are not managing this, HSE will take immediate action.

Businesses and workers need to be aware that HSE can call by phone or turn up at your premises to conduct a COVID-secure spot check or inspection at any time, and you must cooperate and engage with our inspectors. More information is available on our website.

You can find more HSE advice on making your workplace COVID-secure.

COVID updates and guidance

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

It includes:

  • Cleaning your workplace
    How to clean your workplace to reduce risk from coronavirus.
  • Social distancing
    Social distancing means keeping people apart to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • First aid
    Requirements in non-healthcare settings during the outbreak, as well as first aid cover and qualifications at this time.

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

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