Thursday August 13, 2020

Getting ready for employees to return to work safely

Employers must prepare a Covid-19 response plan and conduct a risk assessment, the results of which will determine what induction training is needed for your workplace

28th June, 2020
There is no obligation on employers to introduce temperature screening at present but that could change in line with public health advice. Picture: Getty

Given that the aim of the Return to Work Safely Protocol is to help companies and organisations maintain a safe working environment free of Covid-19, staff training is, unsurprisingly, key.

This is not unfamiliar territory for many employers. Under existing legislation, employees should receive appropriate health and safety training anyway. Under the protocol, special “induction training” will now also be required.

Among other stipulations, any training given to staff in relation to Covid-19...

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