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This week's digest contains links to advice on protecting those working at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
There are also details about current first aid requirements, and driver access to toilets and handwashing facilities, as well as links to updated coronavirus-related guidance.
For all the latest updates visit our website
With many people working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, it is crucial that employers protect them.
Employers have the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers.
When someone is working from home, permanently or temporarily, employers must consider a number of factors, including:
Make sure you are aware of first aid requirements during the coronavirus outbreak...
Our guidance on first aid in non-healthcare settings will help employers ensure first aiders are confident that they can help someone injured or ill at work during the outbreak.
If first aid cover for your business is reduced because of coronavirus, or you can’t get the first aid training you need, there are some things you can do to ensure you still comply with the law.
HSE has jointly written an open letter with the Department for Transport, to remind employers of their obligations to provide suitable toilet and handwashing facilities for drivers visiting their premises.
Businesses which make or receive deliveries must ensure drivers have easy and safe access to toilets and handwashing facilities. This is especially important to help tackle the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
HSE has published a range of guidance, which you may find useful.
It includes information on:
- Hand sanitiser and surface disinfectant
Advice for employers, manufacturers and suppliers on hand sanitiser and surface disinfectant
- Legionella risks
Building closure or reduced occupancy can increase the risks of Legionnaires’ disease
- Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak
Guidance to help you run your business while keeping your workplace COVID-secure
For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus microsite.
We have some current job opportunities at HSE, offering the chance to join our workforce and help to keep Britain’s workers safe and healthy.
Follow the links below for more details, or to apply:
Published on Thursday 4th June 2020