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As Ireland enters the first phase of the Roadmap for Reopening, the Health and Safety Authority, the National Standards Authority of Ireland and other parts of the Irish Government offer advice and direction. These aim to complete the information provided by the Return to Work Protocol.
Relating to the Return to Work Protocol
To assist in reopeneing businesses, the HSA has created new templates and checklists to help conform to the Return To Work Protocol put in place last week in Ireland.
Currently the templates available are:
- Covid-19 Response Plan : This document has templates for the COVID 19 Policy Statement, the Responsible Persons for Performing Tasks Register, Employer Information and explanations for all the checklists.
- Return to Work Form
The Checklists are devided into three types, the Employer Checklists (Planning and Preparing, Control Measures to Prevent Infection, Covid-19 Induction, Dealing with a Suspected Case of Covid-19, Cleaning and Disinfection), the Employee Checklist (Workers) and the Worker Representative Checklist (Worker Representatives).
All of these are provided in both pdf and word format for your ease of use. You can find the complete list here
Covid-19 Workplace Protection and Improvement Guide
The NSAI has published information to help with Workplace Protection during the Covid-19 outbreak. It is available here.
Legionella Risk during and after Covid-19
The HSA has published advice regarding the control of legionella in the workplace after closure. Find the full information here.
As a reminder the public health measures in place with phase one of the roadmap are detailed here.
For more guidance see our previous entry, also linked below.