COVID-19 Update - 01/01/21
The Directors of Hayward Services continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, implementing definitive governmental advice for us and our clients. Please see below our latest update. We are basing our changes on information being disseminated by Public Health England and any advice received from our Health & Safety advisors. The additions to our safe system of works are being implemented by our Health & Safety Team.
We have briefly outlined the measures taken below.
Phase One - What is Coronavirus and safety whilst at work?
The initial processes were implemented swiftly and managed very successfully with our clients throughout the initial weeks and the first lockdown. Details including the supporting documentation (RA 104 Managing COVID-19) have been provided, and are available to our clients via direct communication with our contract management team, Health & Safety team and via our website (personal login required)
Phase Two - Wider Safe Return to Work
We developed a generic return to work risk assessment with a site specific arrangements section as the sites began to open to greater numbers of building users. The primary focus of the assessment was to reinforce arrangements for social distancing, personal hygiene (hand washing) the use of PPE and the site specific protocol. The new risk assessment (RA105) will work alongside all our existing assessments and any new method statements.
Social distancing was a priority over all else. We are asking our contract management teams to take RA 105 and update the site specific section with our clients. This is in order that we manage a shared workplace, reflecting client site specific arrangements, and of course to keep our employees and all others safe during our work activity.
Phase Three - Safety at WorkWe asked that our clients / contract partners continue to assist our contract management teams by providing them with any updates to their risk assessment that imply a change to the arrangements our operatives need to follow.
As throughout the pandemic, we would ask that any of our existing clients / contract partners please discuss the issues above (and any additional needs that you may have) with your Contract Manager. Such dialogue is a critical partnership component in manging our joint response to the pandemic.
Accompanying the revised risk assessment, we have developed and provided several other Health & Safety tools to manage continued safety at work. These include:
2021The pandemic has continued to challenge us all and resulted in further restrictions and a third lockdown. We feel very confident that our site specific arrangements will ensure where reasonably practicable the safety of those affected during our work activity. The introduction of testing centres at many of our clients’ sites means we have needed to consider updates to our site specific arrangements captured in a revised assessment (RA 108). This assessment will work alongside our existing risk assessments, but includes the additional measures needed for the specific testing centre arrangements.
We continue to investigate additional preventative and decontamination measures that our current and future clients may wish to explore with us. We have purchased a number of Misting / Fogging machines to facilitate decontamination cleaning of areas where a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed. As our expertise has developed in this area, we have been able to provide this service to a number of our clients but at a much smaller additional cost than our competitors.
The information on our misting process can be found via this link - Mechanical Spray Misting (fogging)
Please contact our Health & Safety Team on 01753 533335, if you require any more detailed information.