Read the latest Government Guidance.
The Covid-19 Stay Safe Posters:
The vaccination programme has made remarkable progress to date. It will certainly lead to a relaxing of personal restrictions over the summer, but the medical experts believe it will be years before we return to the pre-pandemic normal way of life. You only have to look at the experience of our continental neighbours who are suffering a third-wave of Covid infections to appreciate the expectation of a Covid-free summer is unrealistic. The virus is here to stay, and we will all need to take into account the threat it represents in the workplace.
So, for the moment, all employees must continue to comply with our Covid-safe working protocols. We also remind our staff that if they, or any member of their household, experience any of the Covid-19 symptoms, they must self-isolate and follow the latest official guidance.
We must ask you to continue to observe in the workplace the 1m plus safe distancing rule, or wear face coverings when you cannot avoid working closer. Our clients continue to request our operatives must wear face-coverings in their properties' communal areas. All employees should always wear a face covering when meeting a client or supplier. Covid transmission is contact driven, which means being seen by our clients to care about washing hands and sterilising work areas will reassure them that we have the correct attitude to Covid-19 safe working.
Covid safety has dominated our thoughts for so long, it is easy to forget all the other H&S hazards that continue to kill 35-40 construction workers every year in the UK. Then there are the thousands who suffer life-changing injuries every year. The odds of avoiding an accident are very much in your favour. But if you are tempted to dismiss H&S as a waste of your time, remember one worker just like you, will come to work next week, and will suffer a fatal accident that so easily could have been avoided. So, think, plan, act to remain safe in workplace.
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