“The COVID-19 Response Plan template and Good Practice checklists have been prepared to help employers, business owners, and managers to continue running their workplaces safely, and to help workers, in particular, the Lead Worker Representative understand what they need to do to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.
The template and checklists have been drafted, based on the Government’s advice and the Transitional Protocol – Good Practice Guidance for Continuing to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19.
The Transitional Protocol reflects the most recent public health advice, and it is the current guidance for the safe return and continued safe operating of workplaces.
The template and checklists should be read in conjunction with the guidance. Employers, workers, and their representatives are encouraged to continue working together to help continue to keep workplaces safe. The Response Plan template and Good Practice Checklists will help you to do that.” – HSA
It’s important to follow protocols and is crucial in ensuring all employees are safe in the workplace. Our COVID captured world seeks to look after our safety and well-being. So, create and maintain a culture that does that. It isn’t just about the checklists. It’s also about attitude.
Firstly, ask yourself what is your relationship like with your team? Secondly, is the safety and well-being of your people a priority?
Take a look at how healthy and safe your organisation is.
Thirdly, could you do better? (The answer is always yes).
By adding value to your training and boost occupational safety and health. Make your company vision one of zero harm in the workplace. Most importantly, having your team work together to create and maintain a safer environment to work in will create a clear targetted path to your people feeling secure. They are being safeguarded and protected.
Safety briefings that are delivered consistently can help raise the awareness of safety and brings people together.
So, create a culture that prioritises the well-being of your people. As a result, this will relieve stress and raise productivity and efficiency. It will help them focus on what’s important. Don’t let checklists become a tick the box exercise.
Following the tick the box method is not the approach that should be used.
Instead, use them as a tool to see how you are doing. Let them help you keep your team safe. Use them to guide you into being an organisation that takes care of its people. Make your company a great one.
Contact us to learn how we can help you create that vision of ZERO HARM in the workplace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can be found at gov.ie, hse.ie, hpsc.ie and hsa.ie .
COVID-19 response plan template