PPE for first aiders

25 June 2020

Our workplace first aiders have requested we issue them with personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety if called on to provide first aid during the pandemic. Do we have to provide such equipment?

Outdoor workspaces

22 June 2020

As part of the preparations for making our office Covid-safe, we are thinking about using a pleasant green space in front of the building as an outdoor working and meeting place. Is it worth investing in outdoor workspaces as a more permanent feature of the working environment?

Signs and markings for social distancing

19 June 2020

Having surveyed our premises, we have concluded that we can put in place social distancing measures. We wish to display appropriate signage and markings to help enforce these measures. Are there any particular signs or markings we must use?

Air conditioning and the virus

16 June 2020

A trade union safety rep has raised concern over the building’s air conditioning system, stating that it could be spreading the Covid-19 virus. Is this the case and what should we be doing to reduce the risk?

Requesting a furloughed employee to return

12 June 2020

As I can now reopen my workplace, I am planning to take some of my staff off furlough. How much notice do I need to give an employee to bring them back from furlough?

Unable to guarantee social distancing at work

11 June 2020

We have inspected our building and reviewed our work activities but we cannot guarantee employees will be at least 1m apart at all times, as set out in social distancing requirements. Can we still open the workplace?