We can help your business with a spoked return to work policy during and after restrictions are removed.
Across businesses and communities everywhere, new guidelines and protocols are rolling out in an effort to keep people safe. But keeping up with the latest recommendations and ensuring that your team is practicing these precautions can be challenging. Making sure your team follows safety procedures is critical to reducing employee risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
Know Your Company’s Risks and Plan to Address Them
While there are baseline recommendations for hygiene and sanitising spaces, the level of risk and ways to mitigate them will vary across organisations, depending on several factors.
Businesses with employees who can work remotely are going to face different risks than companies who work with the public. This is especially true for those with customers and employees from high risk groups and those in an environment where strict physical distancing is not always possible.
To reduce these risks, establish a plan to protect your employees and customers. Start by identifying the levels of exposure for your team and where to find the applicable recommendations:
How to use this plan
Your COVID-19 Response Plan must detail how your business will put in place control measures to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19. The following sections will cover key information and guidance, which will be backed up by the list below.
They are as follows:
A COVID-19 Policy, which will outline management commitment to implementing the plan based on the following 11 points. The policy must be signed and dated by the managing director / owner.
- Planning and Preparing
- Update safety statement and risk assessments to cover COVID-19
- Develop a COVID-19 return to work policy
- Appoint a COVID-19 compliance marshal
- Control Measures to Prevent Infection
- All employees to complete a self-declaration 3 days before they return to work
- COVID-19 Induction for all employees
- Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVID-19
- Returning to work after having COVID-19
- Cleaning and Disinfection
- Driving to and from work.
For further information on how we can help you develop a return to work policy/procedure to include a suite of documents to help you manage COVID-19 on a day to day basis. Please contact us to-day.