Latest Update 13th January 2021 (click to expand)
Update 06 January 2021
- Link to new Scottish Government "Stay at Home" Guidance added
Update 13 January 2021
- Covid-19 Generic Risk Assessment updated to Issue 9 reflecting changes to Regulations / Scottish Government Guidance
- New link to Moodle Home Working Essentials training added to Home Working Section
- Link to "Home Working Essentials training course added
Covid-19 Resource Centre
SEPS have prepared a series of generic Covid-19 risk assessments, templates and other resources in consulation with management units across the University. These set out, in broad terms, the risks and asssociated control measures being established. They should be read in conjunction with the University's campus Management Plan and Guides.
Unit managers and Principal Investigators should note that their task-specific risk and COSHH assessments should be reviewed and may need to be updated to take account of changes needed to maintain physical distancing arrangements or to protect workers from infection risk when work on campus recommences.
In support of this SEPS have prepared a series of risk assessment templates covering general and specific activities that can be used by units planning their return to work processes. Units planning any return in the current phase of Covid control must actively discuss this with Estates to ensure that any on-campus work is properly authorised and co-ordinated.
SEPS have produced simple inforgraphics to explain the isolation procedures and reporting requirements that should be followed by students, staff and line managers should they be diagnosed with Covid-19, become unwell at work with possible symtoms or be identified as a close contact of af an infected person. They can be accessed via the following links:
In response to a sharp increase in the rate of infection the Scottish Government updated the "Stay at Home" guidance for all areas of the Scottish mainland including updated guidance for those on the shielding list. This guidance can be found by following this link: Scottish Government Stay at Home Guidance
Risk Assessment Templates
Face Coverings and Respirators
During the current outbreak there has been a lot of discussion about different face coverings and how they might help reduce the spread of the virus. SEPS have produced a short guide that aims to clarify the differences between the types of face coverings.
Most people can wear a face covering to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. It is recognsied that there are some circumstances where this may not be possible and some individuals may be unable to do so for medical (or other) reasons. The Scottish Government have produced an exemption card and while there is no requirment for an individual to prove they are exempt these may make individuals feel more confident and comfortable (see link for more information).
These resources explain how to set up a computer workstation for safe and comfortable working at home along with tips on using laptop computers and electrical safety. To further support home wrokers we have secured access to a training package covering both computer use and a number of other aspects fo working safely at home
To further support home workers we have provided access to a training package covering both computer use and a number of other aspects of working safely at home.