COVID-19: Health & Safety

Following a detailed Risk Assessment, Michelmores has set out a number of Health & Safety measures under five key areas, with the aim of protecting the wellbeing of our people, clients and visitors (summarised below). We have put in place a number of practical measures at all of our offices with everyone's health and safety in mind.  Detailed guidance for visitors attending ESSENTIAL meetings at our offices will be supplied prior to arrival.

WORKING SAFELY DURING CORONAVIRUS 

1.  WHO SHOULD GO TO WORK

We will:

  • Encourage everyone to work from home, unless they cannot work from home
  • Protect clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • Make sure that individuals who are advised to stay at home under existing government guidance do not physically come to work.  This includes individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Treat everyone in our workplace equally, making reasonable adjustments to enable all staff to work safely at home.

2.  SOCIAL DISTANCING AT WORK

We will:

  • Maintain the recommended social distancing rules wherever possible, including when arriving and departing from work, while in work and when travelling on business
  • Maintain social distancing and hand washing on arrival
  • Limit face-to-face meetings to those that are business critical and maintain social distancing in such meetings
  • Prioritise safety during incidents.

3.  SAFETY OF CLIENTS, VISITORS AND CONTRACTORS

We will:

  • Minimise the number of unnecessary visits to offices
  • Ensure all visitors understand what they need to do to maintain safety.

4.  CLEANING THE WORKPLACE

We will:

  • Ensure that all shared and common use areas have been deep cleaned prior to any volume of people returning to the work place.
  • Keep the workplace clean through regular cleaning
  • Help everyone maintain good hygiene through the working day
  • Minimise the risk of transmission in changing rooms and showers
  • Reduce transmission through contact with objects that come into the workplace and vehicles at the worksite.

5.  WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

We will:

  • Change the way work is organised where required, to create distinct groups and reduce the number of contacts each employee has
  • Avoid unnecessary work travel and keep people safe when they do need to travel between locations
  • Ensure that all staff understand COVID-19 related safety procedures.

If you have any queries regarding our Risk Assessment or wish to receive a copy of the Risk Assessment in full, please contact Miranda Pammenter: Miranda.pammenter@michelmores.com

This Risk Assessment is based on HM Government guidance: "Working safely during COVID-19 in offices and contact centres - Guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed 11 May 2020".

THIS GUIDANCE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 15 JUNE 2020