COVID-19: Health and Safety Best Practice Workshop

COVID-19 Coronavirus Health and Safety Workshop

One of the biggest problem’s organisations have is to get staff to accept that health and safety is each person’s responsibility. It is not up to the organisation and health and safety officers to ensure that everybody is practicing good health and safety habits. Their responsibility is to provide the means and know-how regarding health and safety, but it is still the individual staff members’ responsibility to ensure that they behave responsibly and protect themselves and their colleagues.

The lessons we need to take from COVID-19 is that nobody can take better care of your health and safety than yourself. We rely on cleaners to clean the office, but do they clean the phone, computer keyboard, desktop doorknob etc. and do they use disinfectant cleaning material or do they use the same cloth in all the offices to wipe down the desk etc.

The new reality is that everyone will need to protect themselves. Organisations will provide the means (Materials Know-how etc.) but each individual will be required to protect themselves and their colleagues.

Course Outline:

Health and safety standards:

  • Current standards focus on injury
  • New health and safety will need to include Hygiene standards
  • Corporate governance principals regarding health and safety
  • Governing body responsibility for hygiene safety
    • Human capital
    • Environmental capital
    • Performance of the organisation
    • Risk management
    • Reporting
    • Sustainability
  • Management responsibility
    • Identifying hygiene risk
    • Mitigating hygiene risk
      • Building
      • Facilities
      • Service providers
      • Suppliers
      • Visitors
  • Staff members responsibility:
    • Personal hygiene
      • Washing hands
      • Maintaining distance (This is not just for COVID-19)
      • Cleaning own space
        • Telephone
        • Desk
        • Keyboard
        • Communal spaces Left clean
      • Identifying and reporting
      • Improving awareness of threats
    • Equipment:
      • Personal hygiene PPE
      • Cleaning equipment for buildings
      • Warehouses
      • Protecting the environment
      • Limiting the use of chemicals without compromising health
  • Developing new hygiene Standard operating procedures for
    • Staff arriving
    • Staff displaying symptoms (Temperature etc.)
    • Visitors
    • Contractors
    • Deliveries from suppliers
    • Deliveries to customers
    • Decontamination procedures

Who should attend:

  • All Levels of Management
  • Health & Safety Officers


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