In the upcoming weeks, further restrictions regarding COVID safety may be reduced or completely removed following assessments by Government across the nation. This poses important steps for fire safety service providers/contractors, including reviewing your own COVID safety policies in the interest of employee and client safety. BAFE would like to offer the following guidance considering removal or reduction of restrictions:
BAFE trust that all BAFE Registered Companies will continue to exercise good judgment to keep employees, clients, and other people you may encounter safe. This includes the now habitual acts of washing/sanitising hands regularly, keeping rooms well ventilated, wearing masks on-site around others and importantly as pointed out by Government, “staying at home if unwell, to reduce the risk of passing on other illnesses onto friends, family, colleagues, and others in your community”. Rules vary between each country in the UK. As we begin the roadmap back to a relative normal environment, we strongly recommend continuing to review your own risk assessments concerning COVID-19 safety when guidance is updated by the appropriate Government.
Update: Government Guidance Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance from Step 4 (England) is now available for review https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19 (Published 14/07/2021).
Update: Scottish Government Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): returning to offices https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-returning-to-offices/ (Published 02/07/2021) has been updated 15/07/2021.
Source: Government COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 (Published 05/07/2021)
Source: WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public (01/07/2021)