Coronavirus PPE - Nottm City Council Members

branch-squareUNISON has been in consultation with the council about the provision of appropriate PPE for employees, particularly those working in, or redeployed into, care work. As a result they have produced this Easy Read document for employees. If you work in social care, or are being asked to work in social care, please ensure you are provided with the correct PPE.

If you do not think you have been provided with appropriate PPE you should contact the relevant manager immediately and wait for the PPE equipment to be provided and if necessary stop working until it has been provided as you have a responsibility for your own Health and Safety and that of others. UNISON believes this  is in line with the Corporate Health Safety and Welfare Policy Statement 2019 which states the following:

“Nottingham City Council accepts its duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and is committed to providing and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions and appropriate welfare arrangements for all of its employees.”

Under this policy Employees have certain responsibilities.

The two key parts that are applicable are:

Take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

Where an imminent and significant risk to a person’s health or safety exists, the activity being undertaken should be stopped and when safe to do so, their line manager contacted.





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