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11 Jan 2021

Risk Assessment Jan2021

Updated Risk Assessment Jan 2021

WILLIAM REED/ COATING APPLICATIONS COVID 19 RISK ASSESSMENT Date of risk assessment 19th May 2020 Updated on 08/01/2021 What are the hazards? Who might be harmed? Controls Required Additional Controls Action by whom? Action by when? Done Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus Staff Drivers Site visitors Contractors Those with underlying health conditions Hand washing Facilities in place Signs at all entrance points. Hand gel sanitizer and wipes located at entry points, canteens, and toilets Offices and working areas all to have antibacterial disposable wipes for use and hand sanitizer Hand washing posters on display All staff encouraged to regularly wash hands Health advice Public health advice notices on display referencing how to help the spread of the virus Symptoms of Covid-19. If anyone becomes ill at workplace with symptoms, they will be sent home and advised to follow stay at home guidelines. If a member of staff has confirmed that they have developed Covid-19 and have recently been on the premises, the General Manager will contact Public Health England and take appropriate advice Employees to be reminded on a regular basis to wash their hands for 20 seconds with Hot water and soap and the importance of proper drying with disposable towels. Also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues – Follow Catch it, Bin it, kill it and to avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands. Individual nail brushes have been supplied. Notices are displayed on the notice boards. Managers will maintain regular contact with staff members during this time. Managers will offer support to staff who are affected by Coronavirus or has a family member affected. JS / AD JS/SM 22-05-2020 22/05/20 22-05-2020 22/05/20 Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus Staff Drivers Site visitors Contractors Those with underlying health conditions Cleaning Daily cleaning routine adhered to by dedicated staff. Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly particularly in areas of high use such as door handles, light switches, reception area using appropriate cleaning products and methods. Social distancing Social Distancing -Reducing the number of persons in any work area to comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot) gap recommended by the Public Health Agency Taking steps to review work schedules including start & finish times/shift patterns, working from home etc. to reduce number of workers on site at any one time. Also relocating workers to other tasks. Signs reminding staff about social distancing rules and guidelines. Canteens clocking in areas marked with 2 metre distancing strips Management checks to ensure adherence Most looms and machines by their nature encourage social distancing, signs encouraging 2 metre distance to be kept, where closer contact cannot be avoided PPE must be worn Internal meetings reduced to minimum attendance levels and following social distancing guidelines. Where larger gatherings are required these would be held in open areas allowing for appropriate social distancing Breaks rescheduled to allow for minimal occupancy of canteen and toilet areas. Maintenance, Overlookers and Coater rest areas Use of PPE Disposable gloves readily available in all production areas and at entrances Disposable face masks or face shields issued to all employees Masks / shields must be worn when moving away from normal place of work All other normal PPE available as required Temperature monitoring Anyone coming on site will have their temperature checked at the entrance before coming on site. Visitors policy Only essential visitor to be allowed on site Rigorous checks will be carried out by line managers to ensure that the necessary procedures are being followed. Clear screens between desks in Accounts offices and Sales office Utilising multiskilled staff in order to reduce the number of employees in the workplace Employees encouraged to take staggered breaks and one in, one out system used in toilets Signage for maximum number of people in each area also verbal reminders given to all staff All returning employees are supplied with appropriate PPE All employees given appropriate face mask or face shield Management checks and further signage Wall mounted monitor installed at day shift entrance. Additional monitors installed at all entrances, All staff to be made aware JS/AD/PR PR SM/AD/JS AD/PR SM AD/JS/PR PR AD/JS/PR JS /PR SMc / AD/ JS SM/AD SM/AD SM 18/05/20 20/05/20 27/04/20 27/04/20 19/05/20 19/05/20 06/01/2021 27/04/20 08/01/21 28/09/2020 15/06/20 10/07/20 08/01/21 18/05/20 20/06/2020 27/04/20 27/04/20 19/05/20 19/05/20 08/01/21 27/04/20 11/01/21 28/09/20 15/06/20 17/08/20 11/01/21 Recruitment New starters policy by HR Manager Covid testing where someone will be in close proximity to other employees JS 06/01/21 11/01/21 HAZARD RISK LIKELIHOOD (L) SEVERITY (S) RISK RATING (R) L S R Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus 1 6 6 1 Improbable occurrence 1 Trivial injury 1 – 5 LOW 2 Very unlikely occurrence 2 Minor injury 6 – 10 MEDIUM 3 Unlikely occurrence 3 Major injury (<3 days) 12 – 20 HIGH 4 Likely occurrence 4 Major injury (>3 days) 24 – 36 CRITICAL (stop activity) 5 Very likely occurrence 5 Long term injury/illness 6 Certain 6 Death Likelihood x Severity = Risk Originally carried out by: J Shoesmith 19/05/20

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05 Jan 2021

Covid-19 Update Jan 2021

Business as usual

On Monday 4th Jan 2021, the Government announced plans for a UK lockdown. We want to let all our Customers and Suppliers know that we have no plans to reduce production because of the national lockdown, and are operating as normally (as allowed by Government guidelines). We are working hard to meet continuing demand some of which is for essential maintenance of national infrastructure and distribution which are considered key work, whilst taking great care to operate under Covid safe regulations, our Coronavirus Risk Assessments are regularly updated. All our contact details remain the same, where you can expect the usual prompt response

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03 Nov 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

Business as usual

On Saturday 31st October, the Government announced plans for a UK lockdown starting on Thursday 5th November. We want to let our Customers and Suppliers know that we have no plans to reduce production because of the national lockdown, and are operating as normally (as allowed by Government guidelines). We are working hard to meet continuing demand some of which is for essential maintenance of national infrastructure and distribution which are considered key work, whilst taking great care to operate under Covid safe regulations, our Coronavirus Risk Assessments are regularly updated. All our contact details remain the same, where you can expect the usual prompt response

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