HSE Stakeholder Bulletin: 15 May 2020

Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak

Our new guidance will help you keep workers safe (COVID secure) during the outbreak.

It covers the steps you should take to protect workers and others, in line with your normal legal duties in managing risk and risk assessment at work.

The following guides will help you manage the risk from coronavirus in your business during this time:

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Guidance from the government published

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance to help employers keep  their workplaces operating safely during this time.

The latest guidance covers eight workplace settings:

  • construction and other outdoor work
  • factories, plants and warehouses
  • other people’s homes
  • labs and research facilities
  • offices and contact centres
  • restaurants offering takeaway or delivery
  • shops and branches
  • vehicles

Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you should do to keep people safe.

More coronavirus-related updates and advice from HSE

HSE has published a range of guidance, which you may find useful.

It includes information on:

For all the latest information and advice visit our coronavirus microsite.