Logistics: Safety, sustainability and managing staff | Useful Resources

We hope you enjoyed our recent live Q&A on the 12 November. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, you can find the recording below.

As part of our continued commitment to supporting organisations through the various employment and health and safety implications of coronavirus. Ellis Whittam continues to produce free resources, designed to help employers make confident, informed decisions whilst working within the confines of the law. 

We have also included free resources, including an Employers Guide: Protecting employees who visit other locations, Coronavirus Risk Assessment for Working or Travelling to High/Very High COVID Alert Areas and a Absences and Refusals to Work During COVID-19 FAQ available to download further down the page.

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In this recent live Q&A for Logistics: Safety, sustainability and managing staff, Nick Wilson and James Tamm offer practical advice on how to meet your health and safety responsibilities and manage workforce challenges.

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All information correct at the time of recording –  12/11/2020.

How Ellis Whittam can help you meet your Health and Safety obligations and manage workforce challenges.

We understand that keeping on top of your Health and Safety obligations can feel like a never-ending task, not to mention workforce issues which can often be very time-consuming, especially if you don’t have an in-house team or the expertise to deal with the more complex matters.

If you’re not confident with your current practices or would feel more confident with professional support in place, Ellis Whittam’s team of qualified experts can help create a safe and compliant working environment through support tailored to your organisation.

Call us on 0345 226 8393 or complete the request a callback form opposite and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

We support Bluestone Holiday Resorts with their Health & Safety requirements.

Related resources

Employers Guide; Protecting employees who visit other locations

The health and safety of your employees is of paramount importance and that extends to protecting them from the risks of COVID-19. Through this employer’s guide, we look at the steps that should be taken before an employee visiting another site, including;

  • Checks to be made before the visit;
  • Planning the visit; and
  • Checks to be made during the visit.

COVID-19 Risk Assessments

A specific COVID-19 risk assessment will help you to manage infection risk and protect people, and enable you to:

  • Identify what work activities or situations might cause the virus to be transmitted;
  • Think about who could be at risk (particular care needs to be taken regarding the clinically vulnerable, who might require their own individual assessment);
  • Decide how likely it is that someone could be exposed; and
  • Remove the activity or situation or, if this isn’t possible, introduce sensible and proportionate measures to reduce the risk to a minimum.

Note: Sector-specific Risk Assessments can be found on the Back to Business Hub.

Absence Management Guidance Note

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has seen a rise in the number of instances of absence across the UK workforce and has caused the government to change sick pay legislation on at least three occasions.

This note sets out the current position with regards to sickness absence and offers practical guidance on how to deal with attendance issues. It should be read in conjunction with your current policy on absence management, which will take precedence over this general guidance.

Absence and Refusals to Work During COVID-19 FAQ

A full list of frequently asked questions around absence from the workplace and refusals to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, complete with answers from our legal experts.

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