18/05/2020

Back to Work Safely: Legal and Practical Support

As lockdown restrictions are eased, businesses are turning their attention to getting back to work safely.

The government has produced guidance for a range of industries, and employers will be required to carry out Covid-19 risk assessments. But while these checklists form a good starting point, each business is unique. You need to focus on how the situation affects you, to put in place a system that meets your needs.

We can help you to navigate the new regulations confidently. Working together, our health, safety and environment consultants at Capital People and our employment and property lawyers at Capital Law are uniquely placed to provide you with up to date guidance on new legislation and regulations, as well as practical help to implement them appropriately. Every business is especially mindful of their cashflow and outgoings, so we’ll agree a fixed price with you at the outset.

Our health, safety and environment experts can support you to:

  • conduct a risk assessment for your workplace
  • conduct a work-based inspection to determine what alterations and measures you need to put in place
  • make the physical modifications subsequently required
  • develop specific policies and procedures and to update existing policies
  • consult with your staff and trade unions
  • communicate with your staff and conduct training.

We can also advise on any legal issues, including:

  • answering your employees’ questions and concerns
  • how to treat employees fairly and legally as they return to work—updates as legislation is introduced
  • negotiating with your landlord for consent to make any physical alterations to your rented premises, and advice on any other lease or property related considerations.

If you would like help, please get in touch, or complete this form and we’ll contact you.