Read the latest Government Guidance.
The Covid-19 Stay Safe Posters:
On the 19 July 2021 the Government withdrew nearly all of the legal requirements concerning Covid-19 safe working.
In common with many employers, we recognise all the Government has done is transfer the responsibility for Covid-19 safety in the workplace from them to us. When so many people have relaxed their observance of Covid-19 rules in their private life before the 19th, it will difficult for employers to formulate and enforce a workable policy in the workplace.
This risk of too many of our workforce being forced into self-isolation that hampers our ability to continuing operating is a major concern. We therefore will continue to organise our staff into bubbles and request they observe the basic Covid hygiene standards and always carry a face covering so if they are requested by a client to wear one they can comply.
Recent events have proven that even a straightforward floor-laying exercise in a void property has the potential to inflict a life-threatening catastrophic bleed accident when sharp knives and cutting tools are used.
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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