The Government has stipulated that 5 steps are necessary in order to manage
the risk of the spread of coronavirus and to ensure the safe return of
employees (and volunteers) to the workplace; carrying out a COVID-19 risk
assessment is step 2.
The Charity Blank Risk Assessment Form template can be used to identify the
general factors that cause the spread of the virus (the hazards) such as
contaminated surfaces and proximity to other people. The form covers
employees/volunteers/contractors/visitors who might enter the workplace
premises or site locations. It provides for controls and measures taken to
manage, mitigate or eliminate the hazards, further action to be taken and
who has responsibility for such further action with target and completion
If any of your charity's employees/volunteers/contractors/visitors are vulnerable
persons your risk assessment must identify that within the 'Persons at
Risk' section, and the controls and measures required to provide additional
protection must be included within the risk assessment form .
It is recommended that a separate form should be applied to each separate
department within each premises/location. The department/staff/volunteers
section provides details covering those people at risk.
The risk assessment element of the template is divided into 3 sections,
each formatted as a Word table:
1. Factors causing the spread of the virus;
2. Workplace Premises – identifying specific controls for different parts
of a location; and
3. Workplace Tasks – identifying specific controls for certain jobs/roles
within a charity/location/department.
This document is in open format which enables tables to be added or
deleted, and rows/columns to be added or deleted within these tables.
Please also adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
Worked example templates for different charity types and activities are
also downloadable which may assist by prompting the identification of
hazards, those at risk, controls undertaken, further action and the results
of further action.
It is imperative that the risk assessment is specific to each charity,
location and department and that all measures and controls are carried out
and not just recorded on the form.
The government has advised that all charities employing 50 employees and volunteers or more
must share the completed COVID-19 risk assessment form with their
workforce, but it is recommended that all charities with employees and/or volunteers should do so, even if
they have less than a total of 50 employees and volunteers.
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