Coronavirus guidance for the manufacturing sector

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has issued guidance for the manufacturing sector and for manufacturing sites in Scotland. It includes procedures to plan for and maintain a safe workplace for all.

It came into effect on 26 May 2020, extending until further notice. In line with the requirement to regularly review this guidance, it has been reviewed and updated on 19 June, 7 July 2020 and 28 July 2020.

There are five key areas to consider when planning for a restart and ongoing production, while still minimising the transmission of the virus:

  • assessing risk
  • workforce planning
  • an operational guide and checklist
  • deliveries, distribution and visitors
  • training and compliance

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Manufacturing companies based in Scotland.

How long does this take?

You can read the guidance at your own pace.

Important information

You should use this guidance to look forward and engage with trade union or workforce representatives to develop workplace-specific plans for a managed transition away from current restrictions. You should allow sufficient time for that joint work.

You can also get support from the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS). They are committed to helping businesses across the manufacturing supply chain become more productive, profitable and competitive. Their services are tailored specifically to the needs of each business.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website to read coronavirus guidance for manufacturing sites in Scotland.

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