Environmental Health and Trading Standards teams within Local Authorities are currently working with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to make sure businesses are COVID-secure, to ensure that they have COVID-secure measures in place, and to help tackle Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the local areas.
During the checks, officers are expected to provide advice and guidance to manage risk and protect workers, customers, and visitors; but where some businesses are not managing this, they will take immediate action. This can range from the provision of specific advice, issuing enforcement notices, stopping certain work practices until they are made safe and, where businesses fail to comply, this could lead to prosecution.
Being COVID-secure means that businesses need to put adjustments in place to manage the risk and protect workers and others from coronavirus.
You can read more about this here.
HR Services Scotland have leading health and safety experts on our team, who are on-hand to advise and assist in implementation of COVID-secure protocols in your workplace.
If you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team on 0800 652 2610.