Give delivery drivers toilet and hand washing facilities and get involved in 'test & trace'

Remember to provide toilet and hand washing facilities for delivery drivers, says HSE.

As businesses re-open and require deliveries of products and materials, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published a document in conjunction with the Department for Transport to reassure drivers that they are safe to work and to remind businesses of their obligations to provide suitable toilet and hand washing facilities to drivers visiting their premises.

Businesses which make or receive deliveries, must ensure that drivers have easy and safe access to toilets and hand washing facilities to support their health and wellbeing while carrying out their essential work.

Read the letter, Safer Transport Guidance for Operators, here...

There's also information about the NHS test & trace service online and how it should be used by companies in conjunction with the Construction Leadership Council's Site Operating Procedures and the government's rules for working safey during the pandemic.

The test & trace service forms a central part of the government’s coronavirus Covid-19 recovery strategy to help the nation return to normal as soon as possible for as many people as possible in a way that is safe and protects the NHS and social care sector.

Once launched, this service will also play a vital role in providing an early warning if Covid-19 activity is increasing locally, regionally or nationally. This information will then be used to inform the government’s approach to stop the spread of the virus.

The information explains how employers and businesses can play their part in the NHS test and trace programme to slow the spread of the virus, protect the health & care system and save lives. Click here to go to the test & trace information.