COVID-19 Return to Work Charity Office Example Risk Assessment Form
This COVID-19 Return to Work Charity Office Example Risk Assessment Form template has been provided to help assessors get started when they carry out a risk assessment for a charity’s office (e.g. head office, branch administrative office).
This example is looking at a specific workplace set up, environment and facilities comprising an open plan office, meeting room, staircase, lift, single entrance/exit door, small kitchen and a toilet.
This document should only be used as a guide/hints list when applying the COVID-19 Charity Return to Work Blank Risk Assessment Form to your own charity’s office premises. It is imperative that any risk assessment is specific to each charity office and its location and that all measures and controls are carried out and not just recorded on the form.
This example form has been updated to include the requirements of the NHS Test and Trace Service effective from 18 September 2020. From this date offices must keep attendance records of all staff, volunteers and contractors for 21 days.
This example risk assessment is designed to help a small charity office complete reasonable and practicable measures and controls to enable employees and volunteers to return to work safely. The application of the COVID-19 risk assessment forms presume that the hazard in respect of all these forms is the risk to employees and volunteers (and contractors and visitors as appropriate) of being infected by the Coronavirus within the relevant location, and the activities carried on there. The persons at risk in this example are the staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors at the office, and the form also provides for a vulnerable person.
The “Existing Controls”, “Further Measures” and “Action Required” details serve as hints only and may or may not apply to your charity’s office environment. Such controls and measures will depend entirely on your charity’s current health & safety procedures and the steps that it has taken (and will take) in respect of managing the risk of coronavirus infection in a particular workplace.
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