Results of Risk Assessment for return to work following COVID-19 lockdown
On 11 May 2020 the UK Government set out guidance for organisations returning to work during the coronavirus pandemic. The Government’s specific guidance on managing risk can be found in Appendix 1 of the PDF below. The full document can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/labs-and-research-facilities
At the LMS we have assessed the risks associated with returning to work and implemented a series of measures to reduce these risks. Our objective is to ensure a safe return to work for LMS that reduces risk to staff, students, visitors and contractors, complies with government guidance, and allows as many research activities as possible to safely resume. We will take all staff into consideration including those who cannot attend site due to vulnerabilities or caring responsibilities. This activity is under the oversight of the LMS Virtual Institute Planning and Emergency Response (VIPER) team (membership can be found in Appendix 2 of PDFs below). VIPER meets weekly.
LMS Phase 3.0 Return to Site Plan
LMS is about to move to Phase 3.0 of its ‘Return to Site’ plan. People who can work from home are continuing to do so. But from Friday 5 June, more of our researchers and support staff who need to access the institute will begin a gradual step-by-step return to on-site working. It is really important that everyone understands the thinking behind this next phase, and sticks to the rules designed to enable us all to work as safely as possible. Phase 3.0 allows us the flexibility to move ahead cautiously if we can, or back to a baseline if circumstances change.
This short video sets out the Phase 3.0 plan: