The British Standards Institute (BSI) is inviting businesses to feed back on the set of guidelines it has published today that have been designed to help businesses reoccupy facilities safely.
The initial set of guidelines, available for download from this link, have been designed to “provide a framework for business owners, senior leaders, managers and workers to protect people at work from the ongoing risks related to the coronavirus”.
The UK’s national standards body says its aim is for the guidelines to become “a consensus of good practice”, and with this end in mind it s encouraging the wider business community, as well as members of the public, to have their say on the first version of the guidelines, sharing their own learnings and insight on safe working “to help protect public health”.
BSI is working with an advisory group and will revise the guidelines “as frequently as necessary” to reflect the dynamic situation businesses are in today, taking into account newly received comments and fresh government guidance. It aims to publish a second version of the guidelines at the end of June, with revised sections highlighted to assist implementation.
Scott Steedman, director of standards at BSI said, “Our role as the National Standards Body is to bring people together so they can share their expertise and knowledge and agree what good practice looks like. Together we can help to make the working environment safe for all.”
Comments are invited on Version 1 until 12 June. Workplace and facilities managers are encouraged to download the guidelines or give their feedback on their content by visiting this link.