Broadland Guarding Serves Ltd are actively monitoring the Covid-19 event and developments.
As a company we will undertake whatever steps we can, to protect all of our staff and clients.
We are currently undertaking ongoing reviews of our safe systems of work and risk assessments:
Current risk assessment: All staff in relation to exposure to COVID-19 across the company in line with the;
Allowing all worked sites to be issued with the Covid Secure Certificate.
We have registered for our Head office QR code to allow “Track and Trace” for all staff and visitors to site. In line with current requirements.
All of our personnel are asked to keep checking company emails from the Human Resources Department and website for updates and communications as well as ongoing contact with line mangers.
Our government constantly review guidance, links to the latest feeds can be found below; all of us need to do the following to help combat the spread of the virus:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice
The current recommendations are:
Any person showing, any of the three signs of Covid-19 is to self isolate. Inform BGS Control room, the site and line manager as relevant. That person is to make contact with gov.uk or call 119 team to arrange a test (any person with symptoms can now request a test (even the under 5’s). If confirmed, NHS test and trace, will contact them and get details of all persons they have been in contact with and may tell them to isolate for 10 days or arrange testing also.
You should undertake coughing and sneezing hygiene, always cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or tissue when sneezing and bin the tissue afterwards ensuring you wash your hands. (Catch it, Kill it, Bin It)
Hands should be washed regularly, always before eating, a count of 20 seconds and wash hands with hot soapy water.
All staff should avoid contact and maintain the advised social distancing of at least 2 meters where possible, for actions and closer working see the risk assessment and protocols for your department.
Face coverings are issued and must be used when working in close proximity with others or inside any building or shared space. (limited exceptions are noted, please see current protocol on this)
Staff should avoid making or accepting drinks made by any other person and the sharing of snacks from packets or bowls.
Staff are advised to carry hand sanitizer in your purse or pockets and use it if you have it.
Keep your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes unless washed.
People with underlying health issues are more susceptible and any staff with these issues should identify themselves to their line managers.
Company vehicle drivers are to ensure that they have a supply of disinfectant wipes in their company vehicles to use to clean down the vehicle at the start and end of use. Follow “fleet vehicle risk assessments”
Be especially careful in busy public environments and public transport systems, touching things and then touching your face.
We ask all of our clients to maintain communication and update us of any reported cases on your sites.
To allow for any adjustments needed to protect our staff.
As a company, we will be taking the following action:
Office locations: Will require desks and equipment to be cleaned down before and after use with cleaning wipes, and ensure employees regularly use them to clean phone mouthpieces of mobile and desk phones.
We will update our staff in relation to any communicated changes through government directives as soon as they are received, they will be posted on the company website and emailed out by our HR department.
As it becomes necessary, the company will adjust our risk assessments and safe systems of work.
Where reasonably practicable, as a company we will undertake whatever steps we can to maintain our employees’ wellbeing and reduce the risk they are exposed to. As an example, we will adjust provided services, some of our staff may be asked to work from home and restrict/reduce movements.
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Click HERE for advise and guidance from ACAS
Click HERE for Norfolk County Council News page
Click HERE for the Gov.UK guidance
Click HERE for the NHS Overview and advise.
Click HERE for the NHS 111 and 119: Covid-19 Online service.
Click HERE for Current number for COVID-19.