Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps

Practical actions for businesses to take based on 5 main steps.

AMI follows government guides that are relevant to our workplace as listed below. Further guidance and actions will be published as more businesses are able to reopen.

  1. Carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment

Before restarting work you should ensure the safety of the workplace by:

  • carrying out a risk assessment in line with the HSE guidance
  • consulting with our workers
  • sharing the results of the risk assessment with our workforce and on our website
  1. Develop cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures

We have increased the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning by:

  • encouraging people to follow the guidance on hand washing and hygiene
  • providing hand sanitiser around the workplace, in addition to washrooms
  • frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly
  • enhancing cleaning for busy areas
  • setting clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets
  • providing hand drying facilities – either paper towels or electrical dryers
  1. Help people to work from home

We take all reasonable steps to help people work from home by:

  • discussing home working arrangements
  • ensuring our team have the right equipment, for example remote access to work systems
  • including our team in all necessary communications
  • looking after our teams physical and mental wellbeing
  1. Maintain 2m social distancing, where possible

Where possible, you we maintain at least 1m distance (preferably 2m) between people by:

  • putting up signs to remind workers and visitors of social distancing guidance
  • avoiding sharing workstations
  • using floor tape or paint to mark areas to help people keep to a 2m distance
  • arranging one-way traffic through the workplace if possible
  • switching to seeing visitors by appointment only if possible
  1. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk

Where it’s not possible for people to be 2m apart, we do everything practical to manage the transmission risk by:

  • considering whether an activity needs to continue for the business to operate
  • keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
  • using screens or barriers to separate people from each other
  • using back-to-back or side-to-side working whenever possible
  • staggering arrival and departure times
  • reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’




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