Cookies Policy

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to accept these cookies.To get more information about these cookies and the processing of your personal data, check our Cookies Policy.

Continue

Brett Group - COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Site/Department: Robert Brett & Sons Ltd           

Risk Assessment No: COVID19 0520

Assessment Name: COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Created Date: May 2020     Last Review Date:  23 July 2020    Next Review Date: October 2020

Who is at Risk? Employees, visitors and contractors

Task/Activity Description: Operating the business while reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus    

Reference Documents: HM Government Guidance Documents - Working safely during COVID-19. Updated 17 July 2020

Task /Activity

Main Type of control measure

Control measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19

Employees attending work

Social Distancing

The company will evaluate the best place for employees to work and if a Brett location ensure suitable control measures are in place to reduce the risk of COVID19 transmission. Anyone attending a Brett site is encouraged to follow the Governments guidelines on travel.

More than one person attending a site at a time

Social Distancing

Every reasonable effort will be made to comply with the Governments guidelines on social distancing (keeping people 2m apart wherever possible), as described below and in site specific risk assessments

Good Hygiene

To reduce the risk of surface spread of COVID-19 hand cleaning stations and equipment cleaning materials will be available at appropriate places and cleaning frequencies as described below and in the site specific risk assessments

Occasions when social distancing cannot be followed due to the task being performed

Hierarchy of control

Consider if the activities needs to take place. If it does, carry out a specific risk assessment of the task insuring the activity time involved is as short as possible; use of fixed teams wherever suitable, use of any risk mitigating controls.

People arriving & leaving work

Social Distancing

Reduce the number of people using the entry point at one time by implementing staggered arrival/departure times.

Good Hygiene

Provide hand cleaning / sanitising facilities at entry and exit points

People moving around sites

Social Distancing

Discourage non-essential trips, introduce one-way flow through buildings where feasible and passing etiquettes where required. Improved visibility in corridors and rooms via glass panels in doors and mirrors where appropriate.

Workstations and workplaces

Social Distancing

Reduce number of people sharing workstations to a minimum. Distance between workplaces in line with social distancing guidelines wherever possible or other control measures in place such as screens

Good Hygiene

Workstations to be cleaned at minimum start and end of shifts

Mobile Plant

Social Distancing

Keep the number of different people using a vehicle to a minimum

Good Hygiene

Contact points on a vehicle to be cleaned at minimum start and end of shift or at any hand over

Meetings

Social Distancing

Reduce number of people attending meetings in person by using remote working tools. Where possible, meetings will be held outside or in large indoor spaces. Meeting rooms to have maximum capacity to allow 2m separation or the use of screens if 2m is not possible across a table. Hand sanitiser available in meeting rooms.

Good Hygiene

Hand sanitiser available in meeting rooms. To reduce contamination all spaces used for meetings will be well ventilated.

Common areas

Social Distancing

Break times to be staggered to limit numbers to enable social distancing. Seating positioned arranged to follow social distancing guidelines or other control measures in use such as screens

Good Hygiene

Hand cleaning / sanitising station available at entrance. Area to be left clean and tidy after use.

Accidents, security & other incidents

Good Hygiene

Normal safety rules apply if an evacuation is required. First aiders will use PPE where suitable and sanitise properly immediately afterwards, including washing hands

Visitors & contractors to site / Contact with other people

Social Distancing

Only essential visitors/contractors will be allowed to site and must be pre-booked to allow for suitable preparations to be implemented.

Cleaning the workplace

Good Hygiene

Cleaning frequencies established based on usage, location and contamination potential to reduce the risk of spreading the virus

Communication

Communication

Signs, posters and training used to ensure everyone entering site is aware of our control measures. Employees encouraged to give feedback on control measures. Company maintaining contact with people working at home

Training

All personnel, contractors and visitors attending site will be trained in the appropriate Covid-19 control measures.  Employees will receive regular refresher training.

Receiving goods on site /collections at our sites

Social Distancing

Our drivers and customers will follow Brett Covid-19 control measures. Specific loading and delivery protocols / rules for both Brett loading and receipt of goods will be developed at business / site level. Social distancing marking / signage / separation screens will be installed as appropriate

Good Hygiene

Sanitising stations installed at appropriate places to maintain good hygiene.

Delivering our products to customers

Social Distancing

Our drivers will follow relevant site rules providing it does not put them at increased risk. Reduction in need for signing tickets with several customer agreements in place, reducing the need for driver to exit cab onsite.

Good Hygiene

Our drivers are issued with suitable PPE and sanitising materials to enable good hygiene