As part of comprehensive business continuity planning and to ensure compliance with government guidelines, employees should be trained in COVID-19 safe work procedures.
The Return to Work Safely Protocol is designed to support employers and workers to put measures in place that will prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace when the economy begins to slowly open up, following the temporary closure of most businesses during the worst phase of the current pandemic. (Gov.ie 2020)
The Protocol should be used by all workplaces to adapt their workplace procedures and practices to comply fully with the COVID-19 related public health protection measures identified as necessary by the HSE. (Gov.ie 2020)
Section 11 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires employers to have plans and procedures for emergencies and people trained to implement those plans.
Section 7B in the Return to Work Safely Protocol COVID-19 state that “In the event that first aid is required in the workplace it may not be possible to maintain a distance of 2 metres. Workersshould be provided with updated training on infection prevention and control principles including performance of hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective equipment when delivering first aid.”
To help employees and employers meet these standards ProTraining Courses have designed one hour virtual classroom training courses to assist in the recommended procedures and practices.
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