Employer and employee responsibilities
Employers have a duty to manage workplace risks under existing health and safety legislation, in addition to the specific requirements set out in the Coronavirus Regulations.
The Risk assessment - Working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (hse.gov.uk) guidance sets out further detail on risk assessment and duties as an employer.
Although many legal COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted under Coronavirus Regulations, employers and employees should continue to manage the risk of transmission of the virus in their workplace. This means that employers should:
- follow this guidance and any industry guidance that may apply
- continue to conduct and regularly review risk assessments
- continue to work with employees, or employer representative, on health and safety matters. Employers with no worker consultation mechanism can seek advice and assistance from the STUC and Scottish Hazards
- help employees to understand the steps they can take to prevent COVID-19 spreading in the workplace