13.1.2021 | Risk Management

Helping to look after employees and customers during CV-19

Employers tasked with providing Covid safe environments for staff to go about their work.

In this, our third lockdown, many critical industries and sectors rely on their employees reporting for business on a daily basis. Employers are tasked with providing Covid-safe environments for them to go about their work.

Miles Vartan, Managing Director of compliance specialists VARTAN, says: “The Department of Transport has confirmed that employees in the logistics sector are considered ‘essential workers’ and so it is very much ‘business as usual’ for the industry that keeps the country moving.

“As such, responsibility rests with employers of all sizes to ensure protocols are in place to safeguard their employees, sub-contractors and site visitors alike.

“This pandemic has seen the development of risk assessments to cover previously unimaginable scenarios. For example, what do you need to do if an employee working in your warehouse tests positive; or if an agency driver needs to drive one of your vehicles? It’s not enough to speculate about what procedures would need to be implemented; full assessments with innovative solutions need to be put in place and reviewed regularly.”

VARTAN’s Return to Work Risk Assessment Package consists of a comprehensive risk assessment document together, with a robust checklist to ensure that all key risks are covered. Miles Vartan continues: “This package has already been purchased by a number of companies and provides valuable advice which is applicable across all workplaces. However, if you would like a more bespoke approach to your Covid policy, our specialist advisers are on hand to assist.”

To purchase and download the Return to Work Risk Assessment Package or find out more about VARTAN, visit vartanconsultancy.com