Every employer or self-employed person must complete a risk assessment. If you employ 5 or more people, you must record your significant findings, including:

  • the hazards (things that may cause harm)
  • who might be harmed and how
  • what you are doing to control the risks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced guidance that will help you create your risk assessment.

You should continue to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in your workplace. HSE has provided advice for workplaces for COVID-19. Working safely during the COVID-19 pandemic gives an overview of the things you should do to help make your work and workplace COVID-secure.

Additional information is available for businesses in Scotland from the Scottish Government:

Further advice is available from your area Environmental Health Officer:

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