Coronavirus workplace compliance - self assessment tool

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has produced a tool to help you assess your workplace’s compliance with coronavirus (COVID-19) control measures.

This tool should be used by a nominated individual(s) in your workplace to undertake regular self-assessment of the measures you have in place to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in your workplace.

The tool consists of a self-assessment checklist which will guide you through the necessary steps and questions workplaces should be considering. The checklist is available as a downloadable Word doc (220KB). It is 10 pages long.

Not all of the questions may apply to your specific workplace.  You should use the tool as part of your workplace risk assessment process.

Topics covered in the checklist include:

  • rules and guidance for your local protection level and sector
  • recording and monitoring risks and mitigations in place
  • protecting and communicating with staff
  • managing your premises, including ventilation, physical distancing, cleaning and hygiene
  • mitigation measures to reduce risk of transmission

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

All businesses in Scotland – both those which have continued to operate during the pandemic, and those which are preparing to reopen as restrictions ease.

How long does this take?

It will take around 45 minutes to read the guidance and checklist.

Important information

This self-assessment is not mandatory, but you should be considering COVID-19 in your business-as-usual risk management plans. The assessment can help make sure that your business is meeting all statutory requirements relating to COVID-19.

The Scottish Government recommends that this assessment is carried out every 1 to 2 weeks, as well as whenever new advice and guidance or new mitigation measures become available. The tool will be updated when amendments are made or new guidance becomes available.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to download the tool.

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