COVID-19 Workplace Risk Assessments (UK)

The UK media has shared overnight and this morning, some content of new draft workplace organisation rules (as yet unpublished) that were circulated to some business groups and trade unions yesterday for feedback, and to the media this morning.

Core to these new draft rules is mandatory COVID-19 Workplace Risk Assessment. Risk assessment is the cornerstone of UK Health and Safety management, formalised years ago at EU level, applicable in the EU member states also. The UK media accounts identify mandatory separate written COVID-19 Workplace Risk Assessment, possibly for all companies irrespective of size.

Although as yet unpublished, it is expected new Workplace Rules will be published perhaps within this week, if lockdown restrictions are eased. I will issue another Blog post once the new Workplace Rules are published. Please look out for that Blog post.

By the COVID-19 law, the UK Prime Minister next reviews the current COVID-19 lockdown (premises etc restrictions) rules on Thursday.

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