In the run up to the festive period, HSE is working with local authorities to inspect businesses in the transport and logistics industry to ensure they are managing the risk of coronavirus.

With the current lockdown restrictions, the demand for online shopping is already high and this is expected to increase over the next few weeks. This will also increase demand in the supply chain for the sector.

HSE inspectors and local authority officers will be visiting warehouses and distribution centres across the country to make sure workplaces are COVID-secure and following the relevant guidance.

They will ensure that businesses have suitable toilet and hand washing facilities for all workers, including visiting drivers. They will also check other health and safety matters if required.

Our website has a range of advice and guidance on making your workplace COVID-secure.

The HSE press release has more details about the checks.

For all the latest information and advice on health and safety during the pandemic, please visit the HSE’s  coronavirus website

Source: HSE