COVID-19 Risk Assessment
COVID-19 control measures. Completed 01/06/2020. Reviewed weekly
Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place.
Hand washing taking place.
Drying of hands with hand dryer or disposable paper towels.
Gel sanitisers in use.
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, bin it, kill it and to avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands. Tissues will be made available throughout the workplace.
Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use such as work tools, handles, light switches, work benches using appropriate cleaning products and methods.
Rigorous checks will be carried out by line managers to ensure that the necessary procedures are being followed.
Do work overalls need to be washed more frequently.
Employees to bring and use their own plates, cutlery and cups.
Social Distancing -Reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot) gap recommended by the Public Health Agency.
Taking steps to review work schedules including start & finish times/shift patterns, working from home etc. to reduce number of workers on site at any one time. Also relocating workers to other tasks.
Redesigning processes to ensure social distancing in place being mindful of any inspection pits.
Ensuring sufficient rest breaks for staff are staggered.
Social distancing also to be adhered to in kitchen area and smoking area.
Mobile fitters are to observe social distancing while work on the quayside or GSL sites.
Staff to be reminded on a daily basis of the importance of social distancing both in the workplace and outside of it.
Management checks to ensure this is adhered to.
Social distancing will be observed. Fitters / mobile fitters will wear gloves and masks are appropriate.
Symptoms of Covid-19
If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature in the workplace, they will be sent home and advised to follow the stay at home guidance.
Line managers will maintain regular contact with staff members during this time.
If advised that a member of staff or public has developed Covid-19 and were recently on our premises, the management team of the site will contact the Public Health Authority to discuss the case, identify people who have been in contact with them and will take advice on any actions or 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 in a fast-changing situation.
Line managers will offer support to staff who are affected by Coronavirus or has a family member affected.
Cab sharing is not permitted at present and are not permitted to enter the garage areas.
Drivers have been issued with face masks, gloves and cleaning equipment to cleanse trucks. Contactless POD were possible.
Management will promote mental health & well being awareness to staff during the Coronavirus outbreak and will offer whatever support they can to help.
Regular communication of mental health information and open-door policy for those who need additional support.