Covid-19 Return to Work Risk Assessment
The Government published detailed guidance called “Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID-19)” to assist UK employers in getting businesses working during the pandemic. The 19th July 2021 Freedom Day has now allowed a relaxation of some coronavirus related restrictions, however, it is still crucial that the workplace is COVID-secure, meaning that businesses keep up to date with the latest guidance and continue to have measures in place to manage the risk and protect workers, customers and visitors. An important part of this process is to complete regular risk assessments of the workplace. Each time there is a change in Government guidance it is necessary to review your business's COVID-19 risk assessment forms to check that the business is still managing the risk and that the measures that the business has put in place are being followed.
A Return to Work Covid-19 Blank Risk Assessment Form template can be used to write in your findings: the hazards you have identified; the existing controls; the further measures and actions required and when they have been completed. A variety of worked example risk assessment forms are also available. These example risk assessments can assist by prompting the identification of hazards, those at risk, controls undertaken and further actions.
It is imperative that each risk assessment is specific to each business, location, department and employee and that all measures, controls and actions are carried out and not just recorded on the form.
The Government has advised that all business with 50 employees or more must share the completed COVID-19 risk assessment forms with their workforce, but it is recommended that all employers should do so, even if they have less than 50 employees.
The Covid-19 Daily Health Declaration Form is for all staff to complete on a daily basis to confirm that they have not knowingly been in contact with an infected person, have been maintaining social distancing and do not have symptoms themselves.
- COVID-19 Return to Work Blank Risk Assessment Form
- COVID-19 Return to Work Office Example Risk Assessment Form
- COVID-19 Return to Work Shop Example Risk Assessment Form
- COVID-19 Return to work Pub/Restaurant Example Risk Assessment Form
- COVID-19 Re-open Hotel/B&B Example Risk Assessment Form
- Covid-19 Daily Health Declaration Email for Staff, Contractors and Visitors
- Covid-19 Daily Health Check Declaration and Attendance Record
- Government Poster: Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020
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