2nd April 2020

Freight & Transport Sector: Covid-19 Workplace Risk Assessment

By Eliot Clarke
Risk Management Executive
Freight Transport

The movement of goods is critical in keeping the country going and is currently classified by the UK Government as an essential activity.

With the country experiencing a shortage of HGV drivers prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, it is now essential that measures are taken to help protect all those delivering food and goods in the UK.

To ensure companies can keep their employees safe, you should be following Government guidelines, but in addition to implementing these practical measures, you as employers should also remember to document what controls you are implementing, in the form of a risk assessment.

Whilst your Employer’s Liability cover is there to protect you in the event of a claim, risk assessments can help defend you and prove you did not breach your duty of care

The risk assessment for controlling the risk of Coronavirus spreading in your premises should look at the following areas:

  • Site Control
  • Site Cleaning
  • Vehicle Cleaning
  • Signage & Education
  • Employee Behaviour (site employees and drivers)
  • Procedures

For full details, click here to download our guide to Workplace Risk Assessments for the Freight and Transport Sector.