You must make sure that the risk assessment for your business addresses the risks of Covid-19, using this guidance to help 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 and making a record of the significant findings.
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 but it is useful to do this so you can review it at a later date, and to have a written record of steps you have taken.
Your risk assessment will help you decide whether you have done everything you need to.
For more information you can view the Working Safely during Covid-19 in the Visitor Economy guidance.
Carrying Out Risk Assessments for Tourism Businesses Webinar
As part of the Tourism Enterprise Development (TED) Programme, we recently ran a webinar, 'Carrying Out Risk Assessments for Tourism Businesses.'
This session was delivered by Gary McFarlane, Director NI, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Gary is a Fellow of CIEH and a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with over 30 years experience. During his career he has worked extensively with the hospitality business sector and provided training in a number of key environmental health areas. You can view the webinar and presentation below.