|Eliminate||• Workers who are unwell with symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) should not travel to or attend the workplace • Rearrange tasks to enable them to be done by one person, or by maintaining social distancing measures (2 metres) • Avoid skin to skin and face to face contact • Stairs should be used in preference to lifts or hoists and consider one ways systems • Consider alternative or additional mechanical aids to reduce worker interface Meetings • Only absolutely necessary meeting participants should attend • Attendees should be at least two metres apart from each other • Rooms should be well ventilated / windows opened to allow fresh air circulation • Consider holding meetings in open areas where possible|
|Reduce||Where the social distancing measures (2 metres) cannot be applied: • Minimise the frequency and time workers are within 2 metres of each other • Minimise the number of workers involved in these tasks • Workers should work side by side, or facing away from each other, rather than face to face • Regularly clean common touchpoints, doors, buttons, handles, vehicle cabs, tools, equipment etc. • Increase ventilation in enclosed spaces • Workers should wash their hands before and after using any equipment|
|Isolate||Keep groups of workers: • Together in teams e.g. do not change workers within teams • As small as possible • Away from other workers where possible|
|Control||• Consider introducing an enhanced authorisation process • Provide additional supervision to monitor and manage compliance|
|PPE||Workplaces should not use RPE for Coronavirus (Covid-19) where the two metre social distancing guidelines are met.|
|• Coronavirus (COVID-19) needs to be managed through social distancing, hygiene and the hierarchy of control and not through the use of PPE • Workplaces should not encourage the precautionary use of extra PPE to protect against Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Government has provided information on Face Coverings in its guidance Working safely during coronavirus (Covid–19)|
|Behaviours||The measures necessary to minimise the risk of spread of infection rely on everyone in the taking responsibility for their actions and behaviours. Please encourage an open and collaborative approach between workers and employers where any issues can be openly discussed and addressed.|
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