Are you planning to reopen your organisation?

If you need support with your risk assessment get in contact with us at info@thcvs.org.uk to book an appointment, we will get back to you within two working days.

If you are an employer that want to reopen your premises you have the legal responsibility to protect your employees and other people.

To ensure the safety of your employees and others affected by your work activity (e.g. customers) you must carry out a risk assessment. 

If you do not carry out a risk assessment, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or your local council can issue an enforcement notice.

As a result, you may need to put additional measures in place to protect your employees and customers from Coronavirus. If you have fewer than five employees, you don’t have to write anything down, but it might help if you do.

The Health and Safety Executive has produced some guidance on working safely during the coronavirus outbreak. You can also download template risk assessment from the Health and Safety Executive .

You can find below additional government guides covering different types of work that may assist you in completing your risk assessment.

Government guidance

The government has published guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. In some cases, it may be necessary to consider more than one of these guides, for example you may work from a vehicle and in people's homes or you may operate a warehouse and a shop. 

5 steps to working safely
Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.

Close contact services
Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.

Construction and other outdoor work 
Guidance for people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

Factories, plants and warehouses
Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.

Heritage locations
Guidance for people who work or volunteer in heritage locations. 

Hotels and other guest accommodation
Guidance for people who work in or run hotels and other guest accommodation 

Labs and research facilities
Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.

Offices and contact centres
Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments 

Other people's homes
Guidance for people working in, visiting or delivering to other people's homes.

Performing arts
Guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants. 

Providers of grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities
Guidance for people who work in grassroots sport and gym/leisure facilities.

Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services
Guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways.

Shops and branches
Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments

Vehicles
Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.

The visitor economy
Guidance for people who work in hotels and guest accommodation, indoor and outdoor attractions, and business events and consumer shows.

The complete list can be found on the GOV.UK working safely website