15/10/20 – Reopening your premises under Covid-19

Make sure you’re taking all reasonable precautions

Even if your business isn’t currently on the HSE’s radar, there is every chance that you may be visited at any point in the next 12 months. It is therefore important to prepare for that possibility by ensuring all ‘reasonably practicable’ measures are and remain in place.

Here is a useful reminder produced by our Health & Safety advisors, Ellis Whittam.

It will not be possible to completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19 completely, and that is not what the law requires; it’s about taking sensible measures to minimise the likelihood of somebody contracting COVID-19 in your setting or as a result of your activities.

As a rule, a measure must be adopted unless the time, energy and cost involved in implementing it is grossly disproportionate to the risk. This is a good benchmark to set, and you should apply the hierarchy of risk controls to make sure that the most effective measures are considered first.

For further information, please contact Paul Dudley-Smith via email to paul.dudley-smith@argroup.co.uk.