Facilities and estates management
Fire safety risk assessments should be reviewed and kept up to date to reflect these adaptations
Physical distancing should be maintained at evacuation assembly points. In an emergency, for example an accident or fire, people do not have to stay 2m apart if it would be unsafe. Institutions should also consider PEEPs (personal emergency evacuation plans) for persons with additional mobility needs and ensure that sufficient numbers of trained staff are available. People involved in provision of assistance to others should pay particular attention to sanitation measures immediately afterwards including washing hands.
Given institutions and providers are likely to receive a number of deliveries and goods throughout the day it is important that facilities management continue to consider s
- revising pick-up/drop-off points, procedures, signage and markings
- minimising contact at gatehouse security, yard and warehouse. For example, non-contact deliveries where the nature of the product allows for use of electronic pre-booking
- considering methods to reduce frequency of deliveries, for example by ordering larger quantities less often
- where possible and safe, having single workers load/unload vehicles
- using the same pairs of people for loads where more than one is needed
- enabling drivers to access welfare facilities when required, consistent with other guidance
- encouraging drivers to stay in their vehicles where this does not compromise their safety and existing safe working practice.