COVID-19 Adapted Services

Health & Safety update

As occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals we are well-equipped to support you with workplace preparedness so your organisation can keep running at this time. We can provide temporary Executive Director, Facilities Management or Health and Safety Management as needed virtually. We will work with you to agree on a set amount of time to provide this additional support as you require it. This will be fully flexible with support increased/decreased as required.

Covid-19 general guidance

We are already a team of agile, home-based workers and our consultants are proactively finding new ways to make sure we continue our support as normal – we’re here to help in any way we can. We are currently working with all our customers within agreements and on bundles to ensure they have comprehensive risk assessments in place at this time. We can offer this as a one-off service for any business who needs to keep operating. Please do consider what your essential services or work is before you contact us and from here we are well placed to provide the guidance you need. Essential services have been declared by the Government. They are also businesses which have to keep running to enable direct essential services to operate such as certain types of engineering and manufacturing. Also property management, safety critical maintenance/repair, fire safety, legionella controls and security. For remote support options contact your consultant if you are already a client or call us on 0203 603 6466

 

Help Hub

Free online Health and Safety drop-in with Louise Hosking – next one Wednesday 1st April 12:30 

Join zoom group via https://us04web.zoom.us/j/175919700

Opportunity to ask Louise Hosking, Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner, health and safety questions about your business and the wellbeing of your staff during the crisis. Louise has 29 years of experience in occupational safety and health and is also an elected Vice-President of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health

Ask your questions on the day or email in advance to consultants@hosking-associates.com

 

Online training

Coming soon – IOSH Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing course

1-day course delivered online in bite-size sessions via webinar – Practical advice and tools for managers to help create a healthy and productive place of work.

This course is focused on all aspects of health including psychological safety, mental health, exposure to hazardous substances, managing musculoskeletal disorders, wellbeing and of course infection control. Safety challenges within a business can often be seen but positive health management is all about managing issues which are less obvious but could have long term and serious implications for your workers and your business. We will help you to consider the areas you need to consider now and as restrictions are lifted.

This course is not just aimed at Health & Safety professionals but will help managers, directors and HR Managers. If you are not a Health & Safety Manager we advise you to attend our risk assessment session also prior to the session. This will be complimentary to anyone booked onto this Health & Wellbeing Course. This will be run as a small group to encourage discussion and debate.

 

During the current crisis, it is important for businesses and for managers to carefully risk assess their approaches, especially where they are still operating their businesses. For many this is important. We have created a web-based, tutor-led, interactive session which will help you to develop your risk assessment knowledge so you can make the right risk-based choices for your organisation.

We have developed a comprehensive Covid-19 Risk Assessment for our customers on monthly bundles. Everyone will be guided through developing this and keeping it current as part of the work we already do for you. This is a service which we can offer to any organisation as short term support if you are operating an essential service at this time.

It is critical for businesses to be prioritising their work and activities carefully. In general, businesses should only be undertaking work which is essential. The UK Government has created a list of key workers which can be accessed here.

There are other services and work which must still remain in place for Health & Safety reasons. This may include (but not be limited to) passenger lift maintenance, fire safety arrangements and legionella control. We will help you in this session to understand these priorities clearly so you can operate as you need to.