Employers must review risk assessments to ensure they remain suitable and sufficient. Where COVID-19 is a risk in the workplace, it must form part of the risk assessment. If there are 5 or more COVID-19 cases in 14 days in a workplace, employers should contact their local health protection team to report the suspected outbreak.
The heath protection team will:
- undertake a risk assessment
- provide public health advice
- where necessary, establish a multi-agency incident management team to manage the outbreak
Find your local health protection team.
For a full update on NHS Test and Trace in the workplace click here
The Health and Safety Executive has published guidance to help you conduct a risk assessment.
Build UK has also updated its flowchart on the actions to take if a worker has COVID-19 or needs to self-isolate to reflect the latest Public Health England (PHE) guidance which requires employers to contact PHE if they identify five or more cases within 14 days.
To see the latest Construction Leadership Council Site Operating Procedures click here
More information via the FIS COVID-19 Hub here.