Do you have to undertake Covid 19 risk assessment before employees return to the office?


We have received several enquiries from employers asking what assessments they need to undertake before getting their employees back to work.


As an employer, you must protect your employees and others from harm. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from coronavirus by undertaking a COVID-19 risk assessment to help you manage the risk.


HSE guidance suggests you must:


  • identify what work activity or situations might cause transmission of the virus.

  • think about who could be at risk.

  • decide how likely it is that someone could be exposed.

  • act to remove the activity or situation, or if this isn't possible, control the risk.


If you have fewer than five employees, you don't have to write anything down, but it might help if you do.


You can find out more here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/working-safely/risk-assessment.htm


As always, if you need further assistance, please contact us: info@barrco.org.uk


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