Havelock Hub offers satellite office solutions, providing our clients with a COVID-19 Compliant, SAFE, SECURE working environment, ensuring our clients have the piece of mind every business needs to protect their employees in a work-smart environment

Havelock Hub is the 1st COVID19 Satellite office CENTRE in Harrow

Havelock Hub prides itself on offering a brand new state of the art facility adapted to follow government guidelines in order to providing a complete work smart solution to help your business

Havelock Hub enables our clients to:

  • WORK WITH CONFIDENCE

  • ADAPT TO THE NEW NORMAL WORKING CONDITIONS

  • MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

We help safeguard your staff and clients by also providing: 

  • CLEAN-STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING

  • SECURE BIKE STATION FACILITY encouraging government advice on travelling to work

 

The government is clear that workers should not be forced into an unsafe workplace. Havelock Hub is the ONLY COVID-19 satellite office solution for your business in Harrow.

Working safely during COVID-19 in offices and contact centres

Guidance for employers, employees

Havelock Hub understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping as many people as possible 2 metres apart from those they do not live with.  We hope it gives you freedom within a practical framework to think about what you need to do to continue, or restart, operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand how important it is that you can work safely and support your workers’ health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Havelock Hub follow ALL government guidelines

throughout the building

 

Within your individual offices your business will decide which actions to take, you need to carry out an appropriate COVID-19 risk assessment, just as you would for other health and safety related hazards.

Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19.

 

As an employer, you also have a legal responsibility

to protect workers and others from risk to their health and safety

 

This means you need to think about the risks they face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, recognising you cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19.

You must make sure that the risk assessment for your business addresses the risks of COVID-19, using this guidance to inform your decisions and control measures. A risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace. If you have fewer than five workers, or are self-employed, you don’t have to write anything down as part of your risk assessment.

 

Your risk assessment will help you decide

whether you have done everything you need to

 

There are interactive tools available to support you from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at https://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/assessment.htm.  Employers have a duty to consult their people on health and safety. You can do this by listening and talking to them about the work and how you will manage risks from COVID-19. The people who do the work are often the best people to understand the risks in the workplace and will have a view on how to work safely.

 

Involving them in making decisions shows that

you take their health and safety seriously

 

You must consult with the health and safety representative selected by a recognised trade union or, if there isn’t one, a representative chosen by workers. As an employer, you cannot decide who the representative will be. At its most effective, full involvement of your workers creates a culture where relationships between employers and workers are based on collaboration, trust and joint problem solving. As is normal practice, workers should be involved in assessing workplace risks and the development and review of workplace health and safety policies in partnership with the employer.

 

Employers and workers should

always come together to resolve issues

 

If concerns still cannot be resolved, see below for further steps you can take.

Where the enforcing authority, such as the HSE or your local authority, identifies employers who are not taking action to comply with the relevant public health legislation and guidance to control public health risks, they will consider taking a range of actions to improve control of workplace risks. For example, this would cover employers not taking appropriate action to socially distance, where possible. The actions the HSE can take include the provision of specific advice to employers through to issuing enforcement notices to help secure improvements.

 

Employers have a duty to reduce workplace risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level by taking preventative measures

 

Employers must work with any other employers or contractors sharing the workplace so that everybody's health and safety is protected. In the context of COVID-19 this means working through these steps in order:

  • In every workplace, increasing the frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning.

  • Businesses and workplaces should make every reasonable effort to enable working from home as a first option. Where working from home is not possible, workplaces should make every reasonable effort to comply with the social distancing guidelines set out by the government (keeping people 2m apart wherever possible).

  • Where the social distancing guidelines cannot be followed in full, in relation to a particular activity, businesses should consider whether that activity needs to continue for the business to operate, and if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission between their staff.

  • Further mitigating actions include:

    • Increasing the frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning.

    • Keeping the activity time involved as short as possible.

    • Using screens or barriers to separate people from each other.

    • Using back-to-back or side-to-side working (rather than face-to-face) whenever possible.

    • Reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’ (so each person works with only a few others).

  • Finally, if people must work face-to-face for a sustained period with more than a small group of fixed partners, then you will need to assess whether the activity can safely go ahead. No one is obliged to work in an unsafe work environment.

In your assessment you should have particular regard to whether the people doing the work are especially vulnerable to COVID-19.

Havelock Hub are here to help your business

 

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Havelock Hub - contemporary spacious serviced offices in Harrow town centre

Havelock Hub Serviced Offices

14 Havelock Place

Harrow

England

HA1 1LJ

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