Scottish Government – Coronavirus (COVID-19): compliance self-assessment tool

On 25 February 2021 the Scottish Government made available the Coronavirus (COVID-19): compliance self-assessment tool.  The tool is intended to assist workplaces to assess what measures they should have in place to ensure they are minimising the risk of transmission of the virus.  For businesses which are continuing to operate during the lockdown, such as those in the funeral industry, the tool can help you review what procedures you have put in place already and assist you to consider if there are other steps you can take to mitigate risk.

The SG webpage provides detailed guidance and there is also a link to the Health and Safety Executive’s HSE workplace risk assessment procedures.  The HSE webpage sets out the legal requirements for employers to protect their employees and others from harm.

The Scottish Government be grateful for your feedback on the self-assessment tool before it is formally launched, particularly on accessibility and ease of use.  You can email any comments to SaferWorkplaces.CovidGuidanceQueries@gov.scot