To ensure we can provide a safe working environment and comply with the government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy (published on 11th May 2020), Argyll has conducted a risk assessment. The assessment relates to the communal areas of our clubs, the activities undertaken by our team within these areas and their impact on the safety of our team, members and their guests.
Each company or organisation is required to undertake their own risk assessment before returning to work, taking into consideration the full scope of their business activities and their impact on health, safety and welfare.
You can carry out your own risk assessment using the guidance and template provided by the HSE or appoint a competent person to undertake this on your behalf. It is worth noting that if you have fewer than 5 employees, you do not need to have a written risk assessment, but it is advisable to do so, so you can review it at a later date. If you have five or more employees you are required by law to write your risk assessment down.
As a result of your risk assessment, you may need to consider the following measures:
Reviewing the layout of your office
Enforcing a clear desk policy to facilitate regular and effective cleaning
Acquiring and installing desk screen dividers
Providing additional hand sanitisers and wipes
Providing face coverings to members of your team and your guests
Reviewing your work activities to reduce contact and adhere to social distancing guidelines
For further guidance, please refer to the following Government document - Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Offices and Contact Centres.
While Argyll is implementing a number of health and safety measures, your participation and cooperation in these efforts is crucial in the overall strategy of tackling this virus and keeping everyone safe and comfortable.
We have a range of PPE available for you to purchase for your offices and your teams, please contact your General Manager to arrange this.
Argyll is here to support you through these unprecedented times. We are continuously reviewing and enhancing our approach to ensure the safety of our customers, as well as the safety of our team, and we will implement and communicate our policies accordingly.
If you have any further questions, please contact your General Manager for support.