Opening Up Again ? Some Tips to help you be ready
As Ireland starts its slow return to work after the Covid Pandemic employers must prepare and out systems in place before they open their business and workplaces
We summarise the official advice below which may help our subscribers as we start to re-open..
Employers must appoint at least one lead worker representative to make sure safety measures are in place and being followed .
Businesses should update their business and safety plans , including the Business COVID-19 Response Plan ,the occupational Health and Safety risk assessment and the Safety Statement .
You should send out a pre-return to work form to employees at least 3 days before their return to work .
A good idea would be to provide COVID-19 induction training for all staff and put in place temperature testing in line with public health advice .
Further key measures you need to take include the following ,
. Have appropriate hygiene facilities in place .
. Provide for physical distancing across all work activities of at least 2 metres as much as possible.
. Stagger breaks with no sharing of cups or pens
. Keep a log of any group work to help with contact tracing .
. Make sure employees look after their mental health
If you are returning to business or starting trading next week in phase one you must start working on implementing these measures now.
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