Category Archives: Health & Safety Management

Coronavirus Update for Schools: 5th November 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) have issued new guidance on the safe operation of schools during this new period of lockdown which commences from 5th November 2020. The full guidance is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/education-and-childcare-settings-new-national-restrictions-from-5-november-2020     The majority of the controls that you have in place will continue to be required and should not be changed. […]

Fire safety during Covid-19

We are now seven months into the pandemic and most of you are beginning to navigate your way through the barrage of information and apply controls to reduce the risk in the present situation. Some of the circumstances that we have observed, of how covid-19 controls are being applied to fire safety would benefit from […]

When should employees self-isolate and/or get tested for Covid-19?

As cases of Coronavirus are increasing it is important to understand when employees should self-isolate and when they need to get tested. When to self-isolate You must self-isolate immediately if: you have any symptoms of Coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) […]

Making Your Office Covid Secure

With schools and Parliament having returned following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government has also been pushing for office staff to return to work. Surveys suggest that only 34% of office workers have gone back to work in Britain compared to 68% elsewhere in Europe. It is understandable that there is a reluctance to get office […]

Education sector: September 1st Changes

We’re sure you’ll have all read the Department for Education guidance that was issued last week. Thankfully we think the guidance is more straightforward for most schools than it will have been in recent months. It’s not our intention to go through the guidance in detail for this post, however we thought it would be […]

An update from our Health & Safety Team: social distancing

Following the Government’s announcement yesterday we are working on updating the relevant Covid-19 documentation for each sector and will have these sent out to you as soon as they are ready and in plenty of time for the measures to be introduced for 4th July. In the meantime, we want to emphasise the importance of not reducing […]