Managing the asbestos risk to protect those around you.
The threat of COVID-19 continues to present challenges across society. Making sure everyone remains safe, whilst ensuring the resilience of your organisation, remains an important consideration. Deciding how best to do this in your own particular circumstances is key, whilst understanding you will not be able to eliminate the risk that the virus presents entirely.
You should apply the relevant government guidance [or that provided in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland] to your own particular circumstances. This information remains subject to review, so it is important to keep up to date with the latest directions. You can follow developments and access the current advice by using the resources highlighted below. In some cases, you may need to refer to more than one set of guidance.
In many cases, you will already have tried and tested arrangements in place to keep safe all those who work at, visit or use your premises. You should review these to check their adequacy in the light of any guidance published by the Government and Devolved Administrations.
It is important to remember, that any additional precautions you identify should be proportionate. This will depend on your own specific circumstances. For example, reflecting the size or type of premises you occupy, the numbers of staff you have and the nature of the work activities involved. You may also need to think about how your premises are organised, operated, managed and regulated.
With all of this in mind, here are some points you may want to consider. Some may be more relevant to you than others and the list is not exhaustive.
You can keep up to date through these resources: