COVID-19 never rests – Neither should you

7484

It looks like the COVID-19 virus will be with us for the foreseeable future, daily updates from the Health & Safety Authority will give direction and guidance to truck and bus operators.

General COVID-19 Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Guidelines 

Dedicated location on the HSA website for COVID-19 information https://www.hsa.ie/eng/topics/covid-19/covid-19_coronavirus.html

New online courses for businesses

1.       Return to Work Safety Induction: This course has been developed by the HSA to help understand the Return to Work Safely (RTWS) Protocol requirements for returning to work. One of these requirements is that workers must complete induction training. Your employer will provide additional information, advice and training on COVID-19 measures in your workplace, including an outline of their COVID-19 Response Plan, and points of contact for addressing COVID-related matters during work. The Return to Work Safely Induction course will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and a certificate is available on completion.

2.       Role of lead worker representative: This short course has been developed by the HSA to help those appointed as a Lead Worker Representative. Under the Return to Work Safely Protocol at least one Lead Worker Representative must be appointed in the workplace. The Lead Worker Representative course will take approximately 25 minutes to complete, and a certificate is available on completion.

Other useful information: 

Controlling the risk of COVID-19 exposure

General protocols

Transit vehicles and operators/drivers

Specialized public transit

Charter and inter-urban motor coach

Marine passenger vessels

Booking, control centre, and dispatch

Terminals, stations, bus stops, platforms, and attendants

Transit security and officers

Maintenance facilities and terminals

Related links