Safety and Wellbeing: A Physical Return to Work

May 20, 2020 editor

With a focus on Mental Health Awareness Week, Red Box look at what our Clients can reasonably and practically do to support employees' health, safety and wellbeing.

As a careful return to work is at the forefront of many of our client's minds, we felt discussing the practical support on offer was a good place to start. Employers have a 'duty of care' towards their staff. This means they must do all they reasonably can to support employees at any time, not least in these complex times of change. A duty of care includes;

  • making sure the working environment is safe
  • protecting staff from discrimination
  • carrying out risk assessments and taking steps to prevent harm in the workplace
  • follow the government guidelines for workplaces

To get advice on working safely during coronavirus from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) you can:

Acas has full advice for employees, managers and employers to help everyone's mental health during this difficult time. 

See ACAS's coronavirus and mental health at work advice.

As always, Red Box helpline is open to all our current clients free of charge. For a free no obligation discussion around any concerns you have about reopening your site, please contact Red Box on 01423 810985.