Worked Examples for Shops, Offices, Hotels/B&Bs and Pubs/Restaurants.

September 2020

The example measures provided in the COVID-19 Return to Work Risk Assessment Form templates have been updated following the latest guidance and rule changes from the Government.

Fines

Businesses who do not comply with the new requirements can face fines of up to £10,000 for serious breaches.

Updated Documents

The following Risk Assessment forms (worked examples) have been updated:

  • 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; and
  • COVID-19 Re-open Hotel/B&B Example Risk Assessment Form.

The changes to the worked example risk assessment form templates provide for the following:

  • NHS Test and Trace Service requirements for collection and retention of customer data. From 18th September records must be kept of all staff, contractors and customers;
  • Limits on number of customers/”Rule of Six” and exceptions;
  • Signage to remind customers to only interact with their own group;
  • Use of official NHS QR code posters required from 24th September;
  • Additional requirements for wearing face coverings/masks in hospitality and retail settings; and
  • Table service only.

Carrying out a COVID-19 Risk Assessment

These worked examples are designed to help assessors get started when they carry out a risk assessment for their particular premises and should only be used as a guide/hints list when applying the COVID-19 Return to Work Blank Risk Assessment Form to their own particular locations. The Blank Risk Assessment Form is available in the COVID-19 Return To Work Risk Assessment group of documents. The idea of these worked examples is to prompt the identification of hazards, those at risk, controls undertaken and further actions. These worked examples are based on hypothetical situations.

It is imperative that any risk assessment is specific to each business, location, department and staff member and that all measures, controls and actions are carried out and not just recorded on the form. It is important to make sure that “you have done enough” in your risk assessment.

These documents are also available in the Employment Folder .

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

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