Monaghans COVID-19 Risk Assessment
Monaghans have had management arrangements for the COVID-19 Secure Guidance in place as GOV.UK requirements during 2020 and 2021 having completed a risk assessment for a phased return to working environments as follows:
Stage 1 – Staff homeworking where they can reasonably do so, with occasional office visits/working and authorised site & premises inspections with Line Manager approval.
Stage 2 – Phased reopening of offices with combined office working and homeworking (involving shift patterns) to reduce occupancy levels in the offices.
Stage 3 – Full re-opening of offices.
GOV.UK have published its Plan for Living with COVID-19 on 21st February 2022.
Monaghans Sheffield, Manchester and London offices have now formally reverted to Stage 3 as of 21st February 2022 in line with the new GOV.UK Guidance. Our Risk Assessment, and management arrangements have been updated and issued to all staff internally via inductions and briefings. Our COVID-19 procedures and rules have stated to be relaxed as GOV.UK requirements for self isolation have changed during the later part of 2021 and early 2022. The procedures and associated arrangements will be supported by appropriate staff and visitor rules and will be monitored and updated as necessary. The results of our risk assessment have also been communicated to all staff and remain available internally via our intranet.
- From 24 February 2022, workers will not be legally obliged to tell their employers when they are required to self-isolate. Monaghans will advise employees to follow Government guidance for those with COVID-19.
- From 1 April 2022, the Government will remove the H&S requirement for every employer to explicitly consider COVID-19 in their risk assessments.
- The intention is to empower businesses to take responsibility for implementing mitigations that are appropriate for their circumstances. Employers that specifically work with COVID-19, such as laboratories, must continue to undertake a risk assessment that considers COVID-19. As Monaghans are a low-risk office and site-based consultancy, we will revert to our normal General Risk Assessment procedures in place prior to COVID-19.
- From 1 April 2022, the Government will replace the existing set of ‘Working Safely’ guidance with new public health guidance. Monaghans will continue to follow this GOV.UK guidance and consider the needs of employees at greater risk from COVID-19, including those whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and manage this as part of our normal operational procedures.
We will monior GOV.UK Guidance and consider a move back to Stage 1 or 2 following GOV.UK advice at such time as Lockdown measures are re-introduced.
If you have any queries regarding Monaghans’ response to COVID-19, please contact Alan Nock on 07788 395 603 or email@example.com or Simon Hirst on 07974 256 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org