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Covid Risk Assessment

  • Staff
  • Visitors to our premises
  • Contractors
  • Vulnerable Groups - Elderly, Pregnant, Those with underlying health conditions
  • Anyone else who physically comes in contact with you

Hand Washing

  • Hand Washing facilities with soap and water in place
  • Stringent hand washing in place in accordance with hand washing guidance
  • Drying of hands with disposable paper towels
  • Gel sanitisers in any area where washing facilites are not readily available

Employees to be reminded on a regular basis to wash their hands for 20 seconds with water and soap and the importance of proper drying with disposable towels. Also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues - Follow Catch It, Bn It, Kill It and to avoid touching face, eyes nose or mouth withunclean hands. Tissues will be made available throughout the workplace. 

Encourage staff to report any problems and carry out skin checks as part of a skin survailance programme to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) reminding everyone of the public health advice

 

Cleaning

Frequently cleaning and disfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use such as a door handles, light switches, receptions areas using appropriate cleaning products and methods. 

Rigorous checks will be carried out by line managers to ensure that the necessary procudures are being followed.

 

Social Distancing

Social Distancing - Reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the 2 metre (6foot5.6inches) gap recommended by the Public Health Agency. 

Taking steps to review work schedules including start and finish time/shift patterns, working from home etc, to reduce the number of workers on site at any one time. Also relocating workers to other tasks.

Redesigning work areas to ensure social distancing in place. 

Conference Calls and Online Meetings to be used instead of face to face meetings where possible. 

Social distancing also to be adhered to in canteen areas.

Staff to be reminded of the importance of social distancing both in the and out of the workplace.

 

Wearing of Gloves

Where Risk Assessment identifies the wearing of gloves as a requirement of a job, an adequate supply of these will be provided.

 

PPE

Public Health guidance on the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to protect against COVID-19 relates to health care settings. In all other settings individuals are asked to observe social distancings measures, practice good hand hygiene behaviours and wear a face covering.

 

If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough, high temperature or loses the ability to taste/smell they will be sent home and advised to follow the current goverment guidance.

Line Managers will maintain regular contact with staff members during this time. 

If advised that a member of staff or public has contracted Coronavirus (Covid-19) and were recently on our premises, the management will contact the Public Health Autority to discuss the case and identify people who have been in contact with them and will take advice on further actions and precautions that should be taken. 

Internal communication channels and cascading of messages through line managers will be carried out regularly to reassure and support employees, to ensure that employees are up to date with the latest information.

Management will promote mental health and wellbeing awareness to staff and all times, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic and will offer whatever support they can to help. 

Line managers will offer support to staff who are affected by Coronavirus or has a family member affected. 

Regular communication of mental health inormation and open-door information policy for those who need additional support. 

Halton Credit Union understands that this is a period of high stress for member people and will strive to provide a low stress environment for all employees.