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?

Checks when re-opening premises

10 June 2020

Some of our properties have been closed for the past three months. What checks should we be undertaking before opening them again?

Choosing a carbon offsetting scheme

8 June 2020

I have been concerned about recent press reports that some carbon offsetting schemes are not being properly monitored and are unlikely to be achieving the claimed carbon dioxide reductions. How can I find a reputable offsetting scheme?

Burning non-hazardous waste

26 May 2020

Is it acceptable to burn non-hazardous waste during the current coronavirus lockdown? At present we have a skeleton staff looking after our premises and they have generated quite a lot of green waste from grounds maintenance, as well as some DIY waste from indoors. We have noticed a lot of bonfires in peoples’ gardens lately and wondered whether businesses could do likewise.

Coronavirus safety in car sharing

18 May 2020

I understand that the Government now says that we can car-share to work with people not from our household. How can we make this as safe as possible?