Protecting our Colleagues
As your Partner in Safety we have created a firm set of risk assessments to enable us to get our vital services moving.
Our risk assessments have been designed based on Public Health, NHS and Government advice and are designed to protect our colleagues in all situations they will likely find themselves in – whether that’s on site, in the office, inside, outside or in communal areas. By following these risk assessments, we can work to ensure that we all stay safe in the workplace.
Please follow the adjacent link to view all of our risk assessments and feel free to post these pages to your own website.
Guidance we all need to follow when visiting someone’s home
- No work should be carried out in a household which is isolating because one or more family members has symptoms or where an individual has been advised to shield - unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household.
- When working in a household where somebody is clinically vulnerable, but has not been asked to shield, for example, the home of someone over 70, prior arrangements should be made with vulnerable people to avoid any face-to-face contact, for example, when answering the door. You should be particularly strict about handwashing, coughing and sneezing hygiene, such as covering your nose and mouth and disposing of single-use tissues.
- Washing your hands more often than usual for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose.
- Reducing the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue and throw the tissue in a bin immediately, then wash your hands.
- Cleaning regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
- Communicating with households prior to any visit to discuss how the work will be carried out to minimise risk for all parties.
- Maintaining social distance as far as possible.
These rules have been written to comply with Public Health, NHS, HSE and Government Guidelines and the Construction Leadership Councils Site Operating Procedures Edition 4.