Covid-19

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers and customers. We have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan and have reviewed it in line with the updated ‘Work Safely Protocol’. All managers, supervisors and workers are responsible for the implementation of this Plan and a combined effort will help contain the spread of the virus. We will:

• continue to monitor our COVID-19 response and update this Plan in consultation with our workers

• provide up to date information to our workers on the public health advice issued by hse.ie and gov.ie

• ensure all workers receive an induction /familiarisation briefing on COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) measures

• display information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19, and other IPC measures

• facilitate the appointment of at least one Lead Worker Representative, in consultation with our workers and / or representatives

• communicate the identity of the appointed Lead Worker Representative(s) and their role

• keep workers informed about the importance of adhering to hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and physical distancing requirements

• adapt or continue to adapt the workplace to facilitate physical distancing and other COVID-19 IPC measures. In doing so we will ensure that workers are not inadvertently exposed to additional occupational health and safety hazards and risks

• adapt or continue to adapt the workplace to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure to /from others (public, customers, co-workers)

• take into account workers’ individual risk factors

• keep a contact log to help with contact tracing

• follow procedures in place in the event of someone displaying signs or symptoms of COVID-19 while at work or in the workplace

• provide clear instructions for workers to follow if they develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during work

• identify a lead person(s) to communicate specific measures to workers whose first language is not English

• ensure contingency measures are in place to address the effects of COVID-19 in the workplace

• continue with the cleaning measures in place and disinfection measures, where necessary, in line with government advice.

All managers, staff & workers will be consulted on an ongoing basis and feedback is encouraged on any concerns, issues or suggestions.