Limiting the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at RS Forklifts Training – Birmingham.

Limiting the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at RS Forklifts Training – Birmingham.

Businesses and employers can help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by reminding everyone of the public health advice. See posters, leaflets and other materials. At RS Forklifts Training, all employees and customers are reminded to wash their hands for 20 seconds and more frequently than normal.

Employers should frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products. See further advice on individual sectors.

We advise the use of face masks in the training centre. To be effective, face masks must be worn correctly, changed frequently, removed properly, disposed of safely and used in combination with good universal hygiene behaviour.

Research shows that compliance with these recommended behaviours reduces over time when wearing face masks for prolonged periods, such as in the community. Therefore, PHE does not advise masks in public places and for those working in supermarkets, waste collection, schools and similar settings.

PHE recommends that employers should ensure that:

  • spaces in the workplace are optimised to allow social distancing to occur, wherever possible
  • signs are visible in the workplace reminding employees not to attend work if they have a fever or cough and to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • employees are provided with hand sanitiser for frequent use and regular breaks to allow them to wash their hands for 20 seconds

PHE will continually review guidance in line with emerging evidence and World Health Organization (WHO) guidance, and update our guidance whenever new evidence suggests that we should do so.

Moving Goods

The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low. The risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a physical package is also very low.

Cleaning and Waste Disposal

The government has provided guidance on cleaning and waste disposal to help businesses reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Handling Post or Packages

Staff should continue to follow existing risk assessments and safe systems of working; there are no additional precautions needed for handling post or packages.

Food Safety

See government guidance on food safety. This includes guidance on food hygiene, managing employee sickness and social distancing in the workplace, including for food processing plants, supermarkets and outdoor food markets.

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