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Covid-19 Risk Assessment

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HALLGARTEN WINES LTD

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 16th June 2020, reviewed September 2020.

 

RISK ASSESSMENT

Given unprecedented worldwide events, Hallgarten Wines are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation very carefully and we remain prepared to undertake proportionate actions as and when necessary. Currently we have no diagnosed cases within our workforce. We are, of course, monitoring this situation daily. The safety of our employees remains our utmost priority.

 

We continue to follow the highest safety and hygiene standards and to comply with actions and advice from Public Health England (PHE). We have recently reviewed the following practices and adopted these measures: -

  • Providing updated best practices to our employees.
  • Having surface sanitizers and hand gels available.
  • Advising all staff to wash hands or use hand sanitizer on arrival from each visited location and regularly throughout the day.
  • Instructing employees to follow PHE guidance regarding self-isolation and where and if applicable to call NHS 111 or the equivalent. Encouraged to download the NHS Test and Trace app.
  • Keeping face to face meetings to a minimum and only permitted in line with PHE social distancing guidelines.
  • Employees advised to maintain 2 metres at all times, seating plan adjusted in offices, the fire exit is permitted for use to exit the building and priority given for those walking up the stairs.  Meeting room capacity has been reduced and signage outlining maximum capacities.
  • Windows to be opened to allow ventilation and ultra Violet Light Sanitization kits fitted to each air conditioning unit.

 

We undertake to keep in contact with employees who are either working from home or furloughed in order to keep them updated with developments and to show an active interest in their well-being. Employees are encouraged to use Employee Assistance Programme.

 

In line with regulatory advice, We expect employees to keep business travel to an absolute minimum. Should travel be required employees should apply social distancing rules.

 

In respect of vulnerable employees, those with underlying health conditions or employees over the age of 70 years, such people should remain at home until further notice, for their own protection.

 

We continue to monitor developments daily. We will update this statement and guidance and undertake to notify any potentially affected personnel at the earliest opportunity in the event of any diagnosis, impact or changes.

 

REVIEWING AND FURTHER ACTION

This Risk Assessment will be kept under regular review.  We believe our current actions are sufficient in doing what is necessary to comply with the relevant government advice in ensuring that our office is a safe place to work in.

 

Government guidelines are regularly updated, and we will update our procedures in line with them.