Version 4 updated 28 July 2020
This document aims to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely in and around UK Ports during the impact of COVID-19, keeping as many people as possible 2 metres apart from those that they do not live with and employing robust hand washing/sanitizing measures.
The gazetteer does not set out any new guidance itself. Instead, it provides a map to multiple sources of guidance that you can use to help you decide which actions to take.
The gazetteer is divided into two main sections
1. Link Tables
- TABLE 1 - Sources of statutory and non-statutory guidance, approved by HSE or the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) or the Department for Transport
TABLE 2 - Sources of statutory and non-statutory guidance - SPECIALIST MARINE that is approved by MCA, other statutory or international organisations
- TABLE 3 - Sources of guidance from the Devolved Administrations - so that you can tailor to any appropriate National variation.
TABLE 4 - Sources of industry, non-statutory guidance - so that you can see examples of what industry are doing
That can be used to help you with your own Safety Management System checklist when you are considering what actions you need to take to fulfil your duties under the law. It lists factors that you may want to consider as part of managing COVID-19 risk in your workplaces. Whilst not exhaustive, it provides a starting point for your planning.
BONUS Risk Assessments Samples - Additionally, you can go to our page of sample industry risk assessments for more examples of how members are addressing safe working in COVID19 conditions.
The topics covered here are not exhaustive. You will need to adapt the guidance to fit with the needs of your own organisation and circumstances. Information is correct at time of going to press and will continue to be updated as new government and industry guidance is published, however, employers/duty holders need to ensure that they have considered the most up to date information.
How to use the Document
Step 1 - Download the Gazetteer using the link at the bottom of this page, open it and...
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