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This week's digest contains links to our recently published guide to making your workplace COVID-secure.
There are also details about a newly issued HSE safety alert about KN95 face masks, as well as information about some recent enforcement activity that HSE has undertaken.
For all the latest updates visit our website.
Our guide will help you to make changes to your work to protect people, assess risk and be ‘COVID-secure’...
Our guide will help you to manage the risk associated with restarting or running your business during the outbreak across a number of topics, including the latest advice on:
HSE has issued a safety alert about the poor quality of face masks claiming to be KN95.
A substantial number of face masks, claiming to be of a KN95 standard, provide an inadequate level of protection and are likely to be poor quality products accompanied by fake or fraudulent paperwork. These face masks may also be known as filtering facepiece respirators.
View the safety alert for full details.
HSE has published a range of guidance, which you may find useful.
It includes information on:
- Using PPE and face masks at work
Guidance for healthcare workers, including facefit tests and advice on PPE for non-healthcare workers
- Regulating occupational health and safety
Outlining HSE's regulatory approach during the outbreak
- Divers' medical fitness and assessment
When to return to diving after COVID-19 infection and arrangements for medical assessment
For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus microsite.
It is now more important than ever that businesses take a proactive and planned approach to risk management so their businesses can continue to operate safely during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) and HSE’s leaflet Leading health and safety at work (INDG417) sets out the principles to help leaders across all industries use a ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ approach to keep their workplaces safe.
It is for use by all directors, governors, trustees, officers and their equivalents in the private, public and third sector.
A relocation and refurbishment company has been fined £1.1m after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from height.
Other recent prosecutions include: