Marc Christian, Head of Quality, Safety, Health and Environment at Clece Care Services Ltd. (CCS), which is a group of domiciliary care and support companies with more than 4,000 care professionals across the UK, was one of Riskex’s first users of Safe2day, and joined us for a revealing webinar.   Hear his account of how Safe2day was used to give real-time information about their front-line care workers during the lockdown, and how it continues to help control the virus.

Riskex’s Safe2day health assessment tool, which is aligned to Government and NHS guidance on Covid-19 symptoms, incorporates questions around how someone is feeling, their living situation, whether they have or have had any virus symptoms and if other health conditions exist. Concerns are flagged, and management can then take appropriate preventive action.

The tool’s built-in dashboard also provides intuitive reporting that can be analysed at an individual, departmental and global level to create a comprehensive picture of employees’ fitness to work, important as the UK emerges from lockdown.

You can sign up and use our Free version of Safe2day – Use “Fit2work” for FREE:

Any UK business is invited to sign up for the free Fit2work health assessment tool.  As the project is sponsored by Riskex’s current hosting provider Rackspace, we have the server capacity and bandwidth to deliver, regardless of the number of users.  You’re welcome to sign up and use it too, by following this link:

Sign up and more info here >>>

Safe2day has a wider range of features and benefits, so to find out how it will help your organisation, talk to one of our team.  Learn how you can restore confidence for your people, and get back to work safely – contact us now:

01908 915272

sales@riskex.co.uk

Riskex’s fit2work health assessment tool, which is aligned to Government and NHS guidance on Covid-19 symptoms, incorporates questions around how someone is feeling, their living situation, whether they have or have had any virus symptoms and if other health conditions exist. Concerns are flagged, and management can then take appropriate preventive action.

The tool’s built-in dashboard also provides intuitive reporting that can be analysed at an individual, departmental and global level to create a comprehensive picture of employees’ fitness to work, important as the UK emerges from lockdown.

Clece Care Services Ltd. (CCS), which is a group of domiciliary care and support companies with more than 4,000 care professionals across the UK, was one of Riskex’s first users of the fit2work tool.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, CCS’s carers have been ‘front-line heroes’, providing support to help safeguard elderly and vulnerable people in the community.

Marc Christian, Head of Quality, Safety, Health and Environment at CCS has been a long-term user of AssessNET, Riskex’s health and safety software solution.  He said, “The Covid fit2work tool was quick and easy to implement as an additional tool to our systems to track real time updates of our staff.”

Assessing the health status and controlling any associated risk factors of a diverse and large employee population in real time is acutely challenging.  Marc said, “Knowing who was fit to work on a daily basis has been vital to providing a safe service to our customers. It has also been important for our staff, as with concerns around symptoms and positive or negative testing, this tool has given people reassurance and confidence to go to work.”

Management of data and GDPR requirements are key news topics. Reassured that Riskex’s software is built with the highest levels of encryption for data security, and meets all GDPR requirements, Marc said, “Using the AssessNET suite can demonstrate our safety standards to the Care Quality Commission.”

Marc concluded, “At CCS, during this crisis we have been prouder than ever of the people behind the service. Our care workers are skilled professionals and using tools like AssessNET’s fit2work has helped to keep them working and keep everyone safe.”

Hear Marc Christian’s own account on our free webinar, Wednesday 8th July at 12pm – sign up to secure your place and learn from his experiences.

Yes please, I want to hear Marc’s story >>>

 

You can sign up and use “fit2work” for FREE:

Any UK business is invited to sign up for the free fit2work health assessment tool.  As the project is sponsored by Riskex’s current hosting provider Rackspace, we have the server capacity and bandwidth to deliver, regardless of the number of users.  You’re welcome to sign up and use it too, by following this link:

Sign up and more info here >>>

Talk to one of our team about how you can restore confidence for your people, and get back to work safely – contact us now:

01908 915272

sales@riskex.co.uk

By popular demand, Riskex is hosting a series of Wednesday Webinars, talking about the need for adequate Covid-19 beating systems to monitor health information in an employee population.  On 8th July we are delighted to welcome Marc Christian, QSHE Manager at Clece Care Services, to share his experiences and insights into managing the Covid-19 crisis using AssessNET.  The fit2work tool has been a cornerstone in CCS’s front-line employee safety management – join us to find out why.

For teams large and small, having visibility of people’s individual health and Covid risk factors is a challenge for any manager.  Using AssessNET’s suite of modules, the webinar will show you how you can gain that visibility and control.  Not only that, you will help to restore the confidence your people need to face the fear of returning to the workplace.

Click here – Sign up for this webinar now >>>

What action should you take?

So much in the media is dominated by debate about how the UK can return to work safely.  Even the HSE recently published a media campaign, reminding businesses of their duties around safeguarding employees during the COVID-19 crisis.  Their guidance about carrying out adequate risk assessments is simple, and every employer has a legally binding obligation to comply.

SaaS systems, such as AssessNET, offer a simple solution to achieve this.  To play their part in answering the calls for help during the crisis, Riskex have created and launched a new package, heavily discounted during June, to help businesses in their time of need.

Riskex delivers “safe2day” – Back to work initiative

The key to dealing with Covid-19 is to prevent the virus from entering the workplace, and control the safety of the work environment.  Using PPE is a last resort, and there are steps that can be practically taken earlier in the process, to minimise the risk.

The safe2day bundle includes AssessNET’s market-leading risk management tools, collated to bring staff safely back to the workplace.  There’s an attractively discounted price on offer until the end of July 2020.

Packages are based around:

  • fit2work – Covid-19 health monitoring tool (sponsored by Rackspace)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Hazard Reporting
  • Safety Inspection
  • DSE (Display Screen Equipment)

The fit2work health assessment tool was created in direct answer to client calls for data about Covid-19.  When staff are scattered, either working from home or on furlough, we’ve all experienced that feeling of uncertainty and disconnect.  Traceability and complying with an employer’s duty of care became more challenging.

Riskex’s health tool, fit2work, was built to deliver visibility and control through a health status questionnaire at the start of the pandemic.  This helps managers identify who should stay at home, rather than putting others at risk by coming back to the workplace – or in other words, controlling the risk at source.

Safe2day is Riskex’s way of bringing key modules together to deliver the safety processes necessary to get the UK back to work.  At Riskex we’re passionate about supporting health and safety initiatives, and we are striving to help as many organisations as possible, by making our tools as accessible as we can.

FREE sign up to use “fit2work” 

Any UK business is invited to sign up for the free fit2work health assessment tool.  As the project is sponsored by Riskex’s current hosting provider Rackspace, we have the server capacity and bandwidth to deliver, regardless of the number of users.  You’re welcome to sign up and use it too, by following this link:

Sign up for fit2work and more info here >>>

To talk to one of our team about securing your discounted safe2day bundle and get back to work safely, contact us now:

01908 915272

sales@riskex.co.uk

MARK DELO – CEO Riskex Ltd.   “During lockdown I have walked most evenings and have not seen many people out and about.   Traffic levels reduced and streets empty, it has been a quiet and refreshing experience because I live in the noisy and cramped confines of Gibraltar.

Now we are coming out of lockdown, one of my main concerns is the exposure to the COVID-19 virus.   The 2-metre rule that is being bandied around the world as a way of controlling exposure is going to be difficult to adhere to.  Our Rock is two and a half miles long, has over 35,000 people living on it, and is basically a network of narrow streets packed with people, scooters, bicycles and cars.

Add to this the fact we have our fair share of smokers, and probably the cheapest fags in Europe, and as a non-smoker I start to worry.

Exhaling smoke and vapour

According to medical experts, a smoker infected with COVID-19 can exhale the virus in the smoke they breathe out.   This makes breathing second-hand smoke an even bigger infection risk for all.   Add to that the huge vapour clouds from those that swapped smoking for vaping, and I am worried Gibraltar might need to seriously consider what this could mean for its population.

Smokers more at risk

All governments have advised smokers and those vaping to try and give up the habit, but even as a non-smoker I realise how difficult that is for those hooked.   It seems COVID-19 attaches more of its club-shaped projections to smokers’ lungs, making them likely to be more easily infected and sicker.  Smokers who are infected are likely to be sicker for longer by virtue of the fact their lungs are damaged.  If a smoker or e-cigarette user is asymptomatic and does not know they are infected, the reality that the nightmare could come true is very worrying.

I read one warning from doctors recommending that if a neighbour smokes, make sure to close windows to block the smoke from coming into your home.   With a warning like that, it does make me fear coming into close contact with friends that smoke and vape.

Close encounter

Whilst on a walk up the Rock at the weekend, we passed close to a number of walkers, as it is virtually impossible to keep even a metre away on a walking track (see pic).   One such individual passed by and was holding an e-cigarette.   He was about 30 metres distant when I saw a big cloud of vapour rise above him.   Within seconds I could smell the scent of the vapour, which basically meant I had inhaled a small fraction of the vapour.   The scent and vapour are chemical based, although we are talking parts per million levels.  I do wonder where the research is regarding COVID-19 exposure from smoke and vapour.

Second-hand inhalation

When you see someone exhale vapour and smell the scent, you are effectively inhaling some of that person’s second-hand vapour aerosol, and that could ultimately infect you with COVID-19.  The same goes for smelling second-hand smoke – if a smoker is infected with COVID-19, it is possible the smoke the individual breathes out can carry the virus and infect others nearby.

COVID-19 is a vicious virus and we know so little about how to control it.   However, one thing we have learned over the past few months is that we need to become proactive when it comes to control, not reactive when we realise we have a problem.

Call to ban smoking and vaping in public places

With the information above, I believe there is a strong case for banning smoking and vaping in public places, where there is a risk to others inhaling second-hand smoke and vapour.”

MARK DELO – CEO Riskex Ltd

 

 

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Riskex Fit2Work

The tool to help your people back to work safely – Fit2Work by Riskex

What is Fit2Work?

Using Fit2Work, employees complete a 30 second questionnaire, which can be done daily, answering simple questions to declare their health status.  These results display in a dashboard, giving managers real-time stats, showing percentages of their workforce in different categories.

Identify who is “Fit to Work”

With Government guidelines constantly being updated, there is a pressing need to safely emerge from lockdown and get people back to the workplace.

Fit2Work helps restore confidence – both for employees, who know their employer is taking action, and for customers who can be confident about the health status of anyone visiting.

There’s no time to lose

Steve Blaydon, Business Process Manager at Miniclipper Logistics said,

“Riskex has provided MiniClipper Logistics with their free AssessNET Covid-19 Health Assessment module.  It is proving to be a very useful tool indeed.  So easy to use, great status dashboard, user friendly with a quick and simple process to follow.”

 

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