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Now, more so than ever, with the challenges of Covid-19, we know that as an employer you will want and need to restart your business but not at the cost of staff safety.

How can we help?

The Browne Jacobson Health and Safety team includes specialists with considerable experience of advising public and private sector organisations, as well as individuals, to achieve compliance with a broad range of health and safety duties.

Unlike most legal teams, many of our lawyers have advised the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities which gives us an invaluable and rare insight into health and safety and the way in which regulators make decisions and apply the law in practical situations. This puts us in the very best position to assist you in assessing the risks faced by your business and, most importantly, the safety measures that should be implemented to protect all those in the workplace.

We have assembled 3 bespoke, fixed price support packages which can be used independently or together. All will support you in managing the relationship between the activities in your workplace and the threat of Covid-19 infection.

How it works

Package 1: A checklist and prompt tool - to assess risk and develop systems and policies to control and manage COVID-19 risks

This includes:

  • A call of up to 1 hour to understand your organisation’s systems and processes
  • A checklist which will assist you when considering your operations, equipment and premises:
    • How to identify risk
    • What Govt or HSE guidance is available and relevant
    • How to involve you workforce in the process of developing new systems
    • Identifying existing control measures
    • Identifying additional control measures e.g. social distancing, increased hygiene
    • Converting the findings of the risk assessment into policies and safe systems of work
    • Communicating your policies and systems to employees and subsequent review

Package 2: A review service - to sense check up to 3 documents that you produce such as risk assessments, policies or safe systems of work

This includes:

  • Up to 4 hours for discussions and review of paperwork. Matters for discussion will be unique to your business but may include:
    • Does your documentation illustrate analysis and findings within the framework of health and safety law
    • Do your documents seek to address relevant government and HSE guidance
    • Do your documents identify existing and future control measures to prevent or reduce risk
    • How best to communicate findings and new systems to employees
    • How to keep documentation under review

Package 3: A helpline - to assist you in managing the important review process and implementation process

A dedicated helpline for up to 5 hours to be used over a period of 6 months to give you the opportunity to speak with a member of the Browne Jacobson Health and Safety team on any Covid-19 related health and safety issues.

The list of topics will depend on issues unique to your business but may include:

  • RIDDOR notifications where there is reasonable evidence that COVID-19 infection was caused by exposure at work
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Social Distancing
  • Employee and visitor temperature checks
  • Statutory Inspections of equipment
  • Policy drafting
  • Dealing with questions from employees and third parties
  • Review timetable for risk assessments, safe systems of work and policies

Review

We will work with you to establish which of the Start Safe - Stay Safe Health and Safety packages meets your needs. They can be used as standalone packages or together, which will ensure you have the flexibility you need to assess whether your current policies and procedures work.

Next steps

Would you like to find out more about how our Start Safe - Stay Safe packages could help support the legal and regulatory needs of your organisation? We would love to speak to you. Please contact one of our team using the details below or complete the form on this page and someone will be in touch to discuss this with you.

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