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Safely reopening our Workplaces

Safely Reopening Your Workplace Toolkit

Across Greater Manchester business leaders and owners have been innovating and adapting to continue trading throughout the COVID-19 challenge. As lockdown eases and more workplaces reopen, the challenge to keep our colleagues and customers safe is more important than ever.

Employers have a vital part to play to build back better and with confidence, by creating a safer working environment, whether that is at the place of work or from home, supporting staff wellbeing and enabling employees to get to work safely. At the Hub we've collated a range of tools and resources to help you reopen safely. In addition our team of experts is on hand if you need support - get in touch today to arrange an appointment

Is your workplace ready to reopen safely? 

As a business owner there are a number of business areas to consider prior to bringing your employees back into work.

Government guidance states that those that can work from home, should continue to do so, but those that need to travel to their workplace are encouraged to. A key consideration is how to modify your work setting to prevent the spread of the virus. The government has created a reopening tool to help employers check what their workplace needs to do to keep people safe which can be accessed here

Workplace settings Workplace settings

Access the latest Government Guidance on Working Safely across a range of business settings

Back to Work Risk Assessment Back to Work Risk Assessment

Download a free risk assessment template and accompanying Guidance document from CfA

Safer Workspaces signage Safer Workspaces signage

Download COVID-19 signage packs to display in and around your workplace to keep people safe

Managing your employees Managing your employees

Read the latest government advice on managing the health, safety and wellbeing of employees throughout COVID-19


Good practice in action - Faith in Nature

Faith in Nature, a Bury-based handwash manufacturer modified their workplace to continue trading throughout Lockdown. 

Read their story

Safe workplace settings

Access a selection of videos and guidance to understand the key considerations for easing lockdown in your workplace setting. 

Offices and contact centres Factories and warehouses Manufacturing Guidance Government guidance Hospitality and Leisure

Supporting your colleagues

The single most important consideration for any business leader is the safety, health and wellbeing of your employees. This will include giving consideration to travel arrangements according to the latest guidance, maintaining hygiene standards and understanding the need for PPE. 

Safely reopening our Transport Safely reopening our Transport

Review the latest travel advice and guidance from TFGM for businesses and employers

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Workplace cleaning guide Workplace cleaning guide

Maintaining cleaning and hygiene standards helps prevent the spread of COVID-19

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PPE in workplace settings PPE in workplace settings

Do I need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work?

NHS Test and Trace NHS Test and Trace

Understand your role in helping to support the Test and Trace scheme.


Managing your people throughout COVID-19

Hear from leading experts discussing some of the key issues to consider relating to people and access our guidance in supporting your teams to work remotely and manage their mental health and wellbeing. 

Skills and Training Managing Digital Security Mental health & wellbeing Remote Working

All playing our part to reopen Greater Manchester.

As lockdown eases, we all have a role in keeping our city region safe. By joining together and reopening Greater Manchester safely, we'll best protect ourselves from the impact of COVID-19.

Safely reopening our WORKPLACES

Safely reopening our TRANSPORT

Safely reopening our PUBLIC SPACES

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