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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety Hub.

Information, guidance, advice and solutions for health and safety in this unprecedented time.

Health and Safety Advice and Guidance

In this rapidly changing situation, we’re all struggling to understand our health and safety exposure. We recognize the challenge and wanted to put together some resources and solutions to help meet these issues.

We want to stand with you at this time. We offer below a mix of free tools and advice and paid solutions from ourselves and our partners.

If you’ve got workers now based at home, there are a large number of risks that need to be assessed and managed, from ergonomics and musculoskeletal to psychosocial and safety risks.

This page is a resource and solution hub providing best practice and advice. It’ll grow as we learn more and can share that advice with you. You can find all of the articles here.

Working from Home E-Learning

E-learning that provides practical advice for temporary home workers, such as how best to work from a couch. It also covers fire and electrical safety, wellbeing and driver and personal safety.

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What is Lockdown Fatigue?

What is lockdown fatigue and what are the 3 core elements in reducing stress and being positive during lockdown.

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Family and Work Conflict When Working from Home

Week five. Family tension has risen, but how does that impact your staff and what should organizations do to help?

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Temporary Home Worker Email Templates

Download 8 free-to-use email templates covering stretching, sleep, medical emergencies, fire safety, comfort and more.

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Mental Health and Working from Home

We discuss home working mental health risks employers should consider, and how they can be managed.

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The Importance of Leadership during a Crisis

In times of crisis, leadership becomes more important than ever. We discuss what leaders can do to support employees working from home.

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Healthy Working App

Download our newly updated iOS and Android app, HealthyWorking. It provides practical advice on homeworking and ergonomics set up and includes 20 simple stretches to alleviate stiffness and lessen discomfort.

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Guide to Temporarily Working at Home when Pregnant

Being pregnant while COVID-19 spreads must be a scary time. This advice can help support pregnant staff when temporarily working from home.

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An Employer’s Guide to the Risks of Working at Home

This crisis has massively increased the number of people working from home. But what are the risks that an employer needs to consider?

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Virtual Comfort Line for Homeworkers

Our helpline supports workers with pain and discomfort and teaches them how to set up in their home environment. This provides a low-cost, practical solution to reach home workers.

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How to Improve Sleep and Productivity During Lockdown

Normal routines have been disrupted, many are finding it more difficult to fall to sleep – and sleep well. Why, and what can we do about it?

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Safety and Security Issues for Unoccupied Buildings

If you’ve got an unoccupied building, here’s some safety and security issues to consider.

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Coronavirus Health and Safety FAQs

How can you bring staff together during times like these?

Try formal and regular conference or video calls for staff beyond your daily stand-ups or weekly round-robins. Why not look at doing a Friday post-drinks meet-up via video, or set up a WhatsApp chat group. We have buddied regular homeworkers with new homeworkers so that they can aclimatise. That way people can feel supported through the transition.

How can you identify employees at risk of mental health issues?

Keep communicating with your team, but also look at surveying team to assess the risk. You may require expertise from a clinician, but the most important thing you can do quickly is to maintain communication channels and ask once, and then ask them twice. It’s proven very effective at getting people to open up.

What are the challenges of remote working?

Some of the basic challenges of remote working for an employer are, ‘do you know all of those who are remote working?’, ‘have you assessed the risks of home working?’, ‘do you have any kind of policy that supports remote working?’, and ‘do lone workers know where to find it?’. We would also recommend looking at training to meet the task(s), communication systems, and understand where your remote workers are working from.