My organisation produces various risk assessments, and reviews our coronavirus risk assessment every week. I am aware that we must inform employees of the outcomes of these assessments but how can we do that effectively?

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My organisation produces various risk assessments, and reviews our coronavirus risk assessment every week. I am aware that we must inform employees of the outcomes of these assessments but how can we do that effectively?

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Regulation 10 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992 requires employers to provide employees with “comprehensible and relevant information on the risks to their health and safety identified by the assessment” as well as the preventive and protective measures to be adopted to eliminate/control the risks. There may be other specific obligations for risk assessments, eg under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

Developing and implementing effective communication processes that tell employees what they need to know about risks and the risk control measures needs to be given some thought.

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