Government guidance on staying safe from COVID-19
Whilst government guidance varies between countries within the United Kingdom and now also includes local restrictions, landscape businesses may continue to work as normal - providing they implement measures to ensure the workplace is 'COVID-secure'.
'COVID-secure' refers to a series of measures businesses must implement during the pandemic, to keep employees and third-parties safe from transmission of the virus whilst working.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance on working safely during COVID-19, and suggests employers consider the following aspects to ensure the safety of workers:
- Risk assessment
- Social distancing
- Cleaning, hygiene and handwashing
- Working from home
- Vulnerable workers
Association members can access template documents and guidance specifically for the landscape industry by clicking here