Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Control for the Workplace

As part of our response to the Covid-19 crisis, our expert Tutors in Health and Safety have developed a one-day training course to address Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Control for the Workplace. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2005, organisations have a legal duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of both employees and anybody visiting their premises, including customers and contractors. This includes identifying, risk assessing and controlling biological hazards, including Covid-19, which people may be exposed to at work. This one-day programme will assist the company to identify the legal responsibilities of all relevant parties and explore the practical application of these responsibilities.

Delivery Mode

  • Customised

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What's covered?

  • Legal requirements at work
    • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
    • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013
    • Other relevant legislation
      • SHW at Work (General App) Regs 2007, Part 2 Workplace and Work Equipment, Chapter 3 - Personal Protective Equipment and Amendment Regulations 2007, European Union (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 2018
      • SHW at Work (General App) Regs 2007, Part 6 Sensitive Risk Groups, Chapter 2 – Protection of Pregnant, Post Natal and Breastfeeding Employees and Amendment Regulations 2007
      • SHW at Work (General App) Regs 2007, Part 6 Sensitive Risk Groups, Chapter 1 - Protection of Children and Young Persons and Amendment Regulations 2007
  • Risk assessment
    • Generic hazards and susceptible people
    • Specific work-related risk assessment
    • Risk assessment protocol
    • Risk assessment exercise
  • Controlling workplace exposure
    • The principles of prevention
    • Exposure control
    • Stress management
  • How do we monitor controls?
    • Inspections
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Hygiene and spacing
    • Identifying potentially infected employees
    • Questionnaires
    • Reporting
    • Records and record retention
  • Dealing with potential cases
    • Instruction to effected employee
    • Records
    • Incident review
  • Review
    • Evaluation of the risk assessment and control process
    • Capturing lessons learned
    • Developing a BCP

Who should participate?

This course will be of interest to anyone in the organisation involved in assessing and designing controls for the Covid-19 virus, including:

  • All Line Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers and Maintenance Personnel
  • EH&S Managers and Officers
  • Employee Representatives

What will I learn?

On successful completion of this training course, delegates should be able to:

  • Identify the hazards and symptoms of Covid-19 in the workplace
  • Conduct an informed risk assessment of Covid-19
  • Provide appropriate awareness and information to employees
  • Implement appropriate controls in the workplace
  • Document and retain appropriate records
  • Continually assess and update risk assessments and controls as the situation changes
  • Capture lessons learned and prepare for the future

Who are the tutors?

Gerry Higgins

With extensive experience of implementing quality, environmental, health and safety, energy and information security management systems and advising companies on how to integrate them, Gerry adopts a very practical approach to designing, implementing and maintaining management systems and brings this expertise to any training course, which he delivers.

Gerry has carried out first-, second- and third-party audits in a number of jurisdictions and across a range of organisations involved in the manufacturing and service industries in both the public and private sector. He has also assisted many companies to demonstrate compliance with their statutory and regulatory requirements under the aegis of the Pegasus legal register service that Antaris offers on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

Gerry is CEO of Antaris, which he founded in 1994, has a degree in engineering and an MBA from the University of Limerick and is a chartered engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland. He is also a chartered environmentalist through IEMA.

Previously, he held positions in industry and academia and enjoys the interaction between management system implementation and training.

How do we train and support you?

In-House Courses
For In-House courses, the Tutor will contact the course organiser in advance to discuss the programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically to the organisation.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

Gerry Higgins

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Gerry Higgins

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