COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity for companies to demonstrate their commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of their staff, customers and everyone else involved in their activities.
Getting the right support is essential and in selecting H&S support ask yourself some simple questions.
Is this consultant qualified? CMIOSH, OSCHR or equivalent – If not stop and review your choice. Formal qualifications are not everything but ensure that the consultant has the right insurance and are maintaining their CPD.
Does the consultant know my business well enough? Consultants may require some industry knowledge. They must know what good looks like
Does the consultant enable me to understand and own the risk assessment and controls? If the consultant is doing the work for you and not with you Stop! The preparation of the risk assessment and controls must involve you and the workforce and any generic tools must be tailored to reflect your workplace arrangements.