Employers need to build on their duty of care as the coronavirus pandemic heads towards a second wave, according to the director of an FM business.
Mark Hazelwood, director and co-founder of cleaning software specialists Clenetix, said “the more government restrictions are imposed, the more fear and anxiety is rising" but pointed out that despite this “it was important for businesses to look at the welfare of workers” at this time.
He emphasised that businesses had "to take a moral stand and do the right thing” because “the intensity of this duty of care will rise as the infection rates increase and we see more local and possibly even national lockdown measures as we move into winter”.
A huge part of this was ensuring that services that have been able to remain open and the people operating them are kept safe.
Hazelwood said: “Robust cleaning regimes are more important than ever as we approach winter. The pressure of providing a safe environment increases as Covid risks heighten across the UK, businesses need to be demonstrating a clear cleaning methodology and ensuring standards are being adhered to. The responsibility being placed on cleaning teams has never been greater."