NorthStar Security Consultancy COVID - 19 Risk Assessment                                                          



Question:               What are the hazards?

Answer:                  Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus


Question:                Who might be harmed?

Answer:                  Staff




                               Anyone who physically comes into contact in relation to our business

Question:               What controls are required?


Answer:                  Hand washing facilities with soap and water in place.

                               Stringent hand washing taking place.

                               Drying of hands with disposable paper towels.

                               Protect the skin by applying emollient cream regularly

                               Gel sanitisers in any area where washing facilities not readily available


                               Frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly particularly in areas of                                high use such as door handles, light switches, reception area using appropriate cleaning products and                                        methods.

Question:               What additional controls are required?


Answer:                 Social Distancing - Comply with the 2-metre (6.5 foot) gap.

                              Conference calls to be used instead of face to face meetings.

                              Where Risk Assessment identifies wearing of gloves as a requirement of the job, an adequate supply of                                     these will be provided.


                              Staff & Visitors will be instructed on how to remove gloves carefully to reduce contamination and how to                                   dispose of them safely.

                              Where RPE is a requirement for risks associated with the work undertaken the following measures will be                                   followed - tight-fitting respirators (such as disposable FFP3 masks and reusable half masks) rely on having a                               good seal with the wearer’s face. 

                              If anyone becomes unwell with a new continuous cough or a high temperature in the workplace they will be                               sent home and advised to follow the stay at home guidance.


                              If advised that a member of staff or public has developed Covid-19 and were recently on our premises the                                 management of the workplace will contact the Public Health Authority to discuss the case, identify                                             people who have been in contact with them and will take advice on any actions or precautions that should                                 be taken.

                              Procedures in place for deliveries to ensure compliance for COVID-19-guidance on freight transport.

                              Persons should not share vehicles or cabs, where suitable distancing cannot be achieved.

                              Management will promote mental health & wellbeing awareness during the Coronavirus outbreak and will                                 offer whatever support they can to help. 


                              Staff & Visitors are to be reminded on a regular basis to wash their hands for 20 seconds with water and                                   soap and the importance of proper drying with disposable towels.


                              Also reminded to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues – Follow Catch it, Bin it, Kill it and to avoid touching                                 face, eyes, nose or mouth with unclean hands. Tissues will be made available throughout the workplace.


                              Staff & Visitors to be reminded daily of the importance of social distancing both in the workplace and                                       outside of it.


                              Staff & Visitors are to be reminded that wearing of gloves is not a substitute for good hand washing.


                               Name: Jeffrey Scott                   Signed: J Scott                      Position: Director                  Date: 04.06.20        




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