Your Spring Cleaning Checklist
Item #1: Health & Safety
Whilst the threat of COVID-19 has receded slightly thanks to widespread vaccinations, it can still have a huge impact on the productivity of a workplace if an outbreak takes place at your company.
As a result, ensuring that your health and safety policies are up to date and as relevant as possible is something that should be one of your priorities for Spring 2023.
In short, HR teams need to reevaluate what proper health and safety measures look like at work under ongoing and seemingly ever-changing circumstances.
At their core, health and safety cover occupational programs, training, and guidelines that should be in place to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of every employee. When this is done effectively and employees are properly trained to understand the correct procedures, this helps HR with their aim to prevent and manage illness, accidents, or injuries at work.
To help you narrow down this broad item, here are some health and safety checklist elements you may want to pay close attention to in 2023:
- Ensuring your workplace Health & Safety program, training and documents are up to date in terms of COVID-19 precautions and regulations.
- That the names and contact information of your Health & Safety committee are shared and displayed both in-office and online.
- That your Health & Safety workplace inspections are carried out and well documented in order to protect staff, customers, and visitors if your business is open to the public.
- Ensuring that all remote workers and hyrbid are properly supported, as HR and employers have equal responsibility for the protection of these individuals as any other.
The CIPD also provides brilliant COVID-specific checklist forms and support materials for businesses, courtesy of HR-inform, should you be worried that you’re missing anything.