Information on carrying out workplace risk assessments during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
A risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at how work activities could increase the risk of your employees being exposed to or spreading COVID-19 while at work and deciding on suitable control measures.
These control measures should seek to eliminate, reduce or control the risks of transmission to employees and others.
You should involve employees in the risk assessment process and consult them to reach joint solutions for managing COVID-19 risks in the workplace.
To assess these risks you need to follow the same steps on the links below.
You need to have a good understanding of how the virus transmits to be able to identify areas of concern within your organisation. This includes how it transmits between individuals (respiratory droplets) and contact routes.
If you need to read general information about the virus go to
NHS inform. You should be aware of who within your workforce need to shield and follow advice from the
When considering the risks from the virus, you should assess
This will allow you to prioritise your actions and ensure your resources are being used where they are most needed.
You should consider the following
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