Konsileo https://konsileo.com Protect Your Business. Properly. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 10:36:36 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.2 https://konsileo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-SquareButterfly-32x32.png Konsileo https://konsileo.com 32 32 Ruling Reached on COVID-19 Business Interruption Test Case https://konsileo.com/ruling-reached-on-covid-19-business-interruption-test-case https://konsileo.com/ruling-reached-on-covid-19-business-interruption-test-case#respond Wed, 30 Sep 2020 16:10:26 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=4043 Handed down on 15th September 2020, the ruling pertains to a test case orchestrated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The ruling can still be appealed, but if an appeal is filed, the process will be expedited in order to reach a resolution as quickly as possible. 

The FCA’s test case has helped clarify a number of key issues that policyholders may have had with their insurers, but it does not encompass all possible disputes. While the ruling may be a good sign for the hundreds of thousands of policyholders hoping to recoup some funds lost due to the coronavirus, it is important to understand that each individual case and policy will still need to be judged and analysed on its own merit. 

FCA Business Interruption Insurance web page  

BIBA comment on FCA Test Case judgement 

ABI response to the business interruption insurance test case judgment 

CII calls for action to avoid future FCA test cases  

For more information on how the High Court’s ruling may affect your business interruption cover, contact one of our brokers today. 

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Ruling Reached on COVID-19 Business Interruption Test Case   https://konsileo.com/ruling-reached-on-covid-19-business-interruption-test-case-2 https://konsileo.com/ruling-reached-on-covid-19-business-interruption-test-case-2#respond Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:34:07 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=4046 Handed down on 15th September 2020, the ruling pertains to a test case orchestrated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The ruling can still be appealed, but if an appeal is filed, the process will be expedited in order to reach a resolution as quickly as possible. 

The FCA’s test case has helped clarify a number of key issues that policyholders may have had with their insurers, but it does not encompass all possible disputes. While the ruling may be a good sign for the hundreds of thousands of policyholders hoping to recoup some funds lost due to the coronavirus, it is important to understand that each individual case and policy will still need to be judged and analysed on its own merit. 

FCA Business Interruption Insurance web page

BIBA comment on FCA Test Case judgement 

ABI response to the business interruption insurance test case judgment 

CII calls for action to avoid future FCA test cases  

For more information on how the High Court’s ruling may affect your business interruption cover, contact one of our brokers today. If we take the time to work through risks and ensure that we have the right protection in place, then we can all put ourselves in the best possible position going forward. 

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Johnson Says New UK Coronavirus Restrictions Could Last Up to 6 Months https://konsileo.com/johnson-says-new-uk-coronavirus-restrictions-could-last-up-to-6-months https://konsileo.com/johnson-says-new-uk-coronavirus-restrictions-could-last-up-to-6-months#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:27:07 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=4040 New coronavirus restrictions have been imposed for England, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that they could remain in place for up to six months. The new restrictions are intended to help curb a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases. According to Johnson, the UK has reached ‘a perilous turning point’ in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

In recent weeks, COVID-19 cases have risen in many countries across Europe, including the UK. The government hopes that these new measures will reduce the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible while also minimising the effects on people’s lives.

Specifically, the new measures include:

· If possible, office employees are again being advised to work from home.

· The penalty for not wearing a mask, or for gatherings consisting of more than six people, has been increased to £200 for a first-time offender.

· All taxi drivers and passengers must wear face coverings (as of 23rd September).

· Scenarios that were previously exempt from group gathering restrictions, such as team sports, will no longer be exempt (as of 24th September).

· All pubs, bars and restaurants will be restricted to table service only, although takeaway can continue (as of 24th September).

· All hospitality venues must be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. This includes takeaway, although delivery services can continue (as of 24th September).

· Unless seated at a table to eat or drink, all retail staff and customers in indoor hospitality venues must wear masks (as of 24th September).

· Businesses are required to display official NHS QR code posters so that customers can ‘check-in’ and assist the NHS contact tracing efforts (as of 24th September).

· Wedding and civil partnership attendance will be limited to 15 people, with a maximum of six allowed in any single group (as of 28th September).

· Indoor sports must have six or fewer participants (as of 28th September).

In addition to these new restrictions, the government’s previous hope of revisiting the closure of large conferences and sporting events on 1st October has been delayed.

These measures apply to England. Those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should check for specific restrictions pertaining to them. In addition, those under local lockdown may be subject to additional safety measures.

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Commercial Insurance Profile – September 2020 https://konsileo.com/commercial-insurance-profile-september-2020 https://konsileo.com/commercial-insurance-profile-september-2020#respond Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:03:08 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=4026 What to Know if Working From Home Becomes the Status Quo

Despite the UK attempting to reduce lockdown measures and allow more organisations to reopen amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many employees may prefer to continue to work remotely.

Although working remotely may have been accompanied by certain challenges, employees have also been freed from the pressures and expenses of daily commutes. Additionally, employees may have other ongoing responsibilities that are made easier by working from home, such as caring for their families.

Even if employers do choose to reopen and request that employees return to the physical workplace, it should be understood that all employees who have been employed for at least 26 weeks are eligible to submit a flexible working request.

Employees who have been productive and successful while working remotely may believe that they have proven to their employer that ongoing flexible hours and remote work will not detract from the organisation’s future. If granted, flexible working requests will allow employees to continue to work remotely as well as potentially allow for other liberties, such as flexible hours.

Employees who have been productive and successful while working remotely may believe that they have proven to their employer that ongoing flexible hours and remote work will not detract from the organisation’s future.

Employers may deny a flexible working request for a number of reasons—such as associated costs, inability to reorganise work or issues related to client needs—but should be prepared to provide clear evidence as to why a rejection was necessary. Regardless of the decision, employers are required to respond to such requests within three months.

According to a survey conducted by Lewis Silkin, by the end of June, 25 per cent of employers had already received requests from employees for ongoing remote work or increased working hours flexibility. Employers who intend to deny flexible working requests should be aware that rejection may lead to a discrimination claim per the Equality Act.

It is worth noting that remote work was already a rising trend prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Given the amount of experience that many employees have now been able to garner due to lockdown, employers should be prepared to give ample thought and consideration to any future remote work requests or organisational policies.

Important Benefits of Having a Commercial Crime Insurance Policy

Many employers may believe that they are not targets for criminals, but this kind of inattention or negligence can lead to devastating losses. Regardless of size or industry, a commercial crime insurance policy is a layer of security that all organisations should consider.

Commercial crime cover provides protection and recoups losses in the event that money, property or funds are stolen from an organisation. This insurance covers a wide variety of crimes. Some specific examples of incidents that could befall an organisation, but would be covered under a commercial crime policy, include:

  • Employee crime – Losses or damages related to money or other property being stolen by employees via theft or forgery
  • Fraudulent transfers – Losses or damages stemming from a perpetrator either conducting or arranging a fraudulent transfer of goods or funds
  • Social engineering – Losses or damages caused by a criminal impersonating a person of authority—such as a senior leader—and using their influence to steal money or property
  • Forgery or alteration – Losses or damages related to cheques or promissory notes being forged or altered

Understanding the Workplace Priorities of Generation Z

As employers seek to attract and retain the top talent of a new generation, it is important that they understand the priorities of members of Generation Z.

Generation Z consists of people who were born between 1995-2010. This generation already makes up a plurality of the world’s population, at 32 per cent. As such, members of Generation Z will soon make up a significant portion of the world’s workforce.

In order to attract and retain top talent, it is important for employers to understand what Generation Z employees look for when making their career decisions. Consider these statistics regarding members of Generation Z and their priorities:

  • Thirty-two per cent say they are motivated to work harder and remain at an organisation longer if they have a supportive manager.
  • Seventy-seven per cent say that an organisation’s level of commitment to diversity would influence their decision to work there.
  • Thirty-three per cent say they would never tolerate an employer who allowed them no input regarding their work schedule.

One of the most notable statistics found in a global 2019 study condcted by the Workforce Institute is related to Generation Z’s desire for measurable career advancement.

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Guidance for Sport and Gym facilities during COVID-19 https://konsileo.com/guidance-for-sport-and-gym-facilities-during-covid-19 https://konsileo.com/guidance-for-sport-and-gym-facilities-during-covid-19#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:09:55 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=4020 It is the responsibility of any organisation or business reopening during the coronavirus pandemic to take certain precautions and implement safety measures in order to maximise the safety of employees, customers and other parties. This includes organisations operating sport and gym, or leisure facilities.

These environments may require particularly stringent restrictions and policies. Management should conduct thorough risk assessments of both the premises and permissible activities in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines and reduce the chance of spreading germs.

Limiting Contact
There are many ways that facility management should attempt to minimise the danger of COVID-19 for those on the premises.

A reduced maximum capacity may be required in order to allow for social distancing measures to be satisfied. Organisations should adhere to government recommendations and requirements, and should consider the nature of certain activities, such as how much movement is required. Certain activities or classes that are not able to be adjusted for social distancing or other safety requirements may need to be suspended.

Precautionary measures should be in place to limit the amount of contact that guests and employees have with each other.

The use of changing areas and showering facilities can be reduced by encouraging members to arrive already wearing their athletic gear. Similarly, members should be advised to travel back home in order to shower or change out of their exercise attire.

Facilities should also utilise visual indicators, such as signage and floor markings in order to help control social distancing and traffic flow throughout the premises. Entrances, exits and other high-traffic areas should be regulated and monitored in order to prevent people clustering close to one another. Introducing more one-way traffic routes through a facility can help alleviate the risk of spreading germs and reduce potential congestion. If a premises has more than one door, consider designating one to be used only by people entering the facility and another to be used for exiting.

For facilities that may have previously had a spectator element, it is generally advised that spectators and non-participants not be allowed on the premises. In the event that spectators are in attendance, the following precautions should be considered:

  • Control the number of spectators through pre-booking, ticketing or other controls at entrances.
  • Ensure that spectators follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Clearly mark the areas in which spectators are allowed.
  • In cases in which a child is participating in an activity at the facility, permit only one parent or caregiver per child to attend and spectate.

It is important for organisations to keep staff and visitors informed about any safety measures and to provide regular reminders in order to maximise compliance.

Providing ample ventilation and airflow in a facility is a key step to reducing risk. Management should especially prioritise areas in which high-intensity exercise activity takes place by implementing these measures:

  • Limit the maximum occupancy of indoor facilities to a minimum of 100sqft per person.
  • Ensure that ventilation systems provide 100 per cent fresh air and do not recirculate air between areas.

Other safety considerations pertaining to ventilation include:

  • Increasing the existing ventilation rate by fully opening dampers and running fans on full speed
  • Operating the ventilation system 24 hours a day
  • Increasing the frequency of filter changes
  • Using a carbon dioxide sensor in the absence of known ventilation rates in order to serve as an indicator of when it is necessary to switch on additional mechanical ventilation or open more windows

All organisations have had to further emphasise and prioritise cleaning on their premises amidst the pandemic. For sport and gym facilities, this means conducting a thorough cleaning of the entire area prior to reopening, and continuing to maintain thorough cleanliness regularly.

Workout areas and equipment, such as mats and weights, should be cleaned or disinfected after each use. Provide spray, cloths and instructions for users to follow these precautions. If equipment cannot be cleaned between each user, it should not be available for use.

Visitors and staff should be constantly reminded to adhere to good hygiene practices, such as proper handwashing. Management should post signs reminding guests about these practices and provide verbal reminders as well for those who may have impaired vision. Hand sanitiser should be provided in multiple locations throughout the facility.

Caution Is Key
As the UK continues its recovery process, it is important that all organisations and facilities being allowed to reopen be aware of the threat posed by a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases. In places like sport and gym, or leisure facilities, the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is a threat that must be taken seriously.

The NHS is continuing to attempt to trace cases of COVID-19. As such, facilities should keep a temporary record with the names and contact information of customers and visitors for the previous 21 days. In the event of someone who has been on the premises testing positive for COVID-19, it will be important to be able to provide the data to the NHS and contact others who may have been infected in order to contain a potentially widespread outbreak.

For more information on how to keep facilities safe during the coronavirus pandemic, contact one of our brokers.

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Preparing for a Second Wave of COVID-19 Cases https://konsileo.com/preparing-for-a-second-wave-of-covid-19-cases https://konsileo.com/preparing-for-a-second-wave-of-covid-19-cases#respond Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:55:05 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=4012 Even as the UK continues to ease lockdown measures, daily operations won’t be business-as-usual for many across the country. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still going on, despite businesses reopening. Moreover, public health officials and experts are warning of a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases.

Of course, no one knows if or when a second wave of infection will strike—or whether it will be as bad as or worse than the first wave. As such, businesses across the country should start planning today so they’re properly prepared for a second wave of COVID-19 cases.

Review Government Guidance
Similar to the first wave of COVID-19 cases, governmental guidance will play a large role in how your organisation should respond to a second wave of COVID-19 cases.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted regions in different ways. A second wave of cases may follow the same suit, affecting different regions at different times and in varying capacities.

This means that businesses in one region may be able to remain open, while businesses in other regions may need to close or adjust for a second time. As such, it’s critical to understand and continually review all relevant orders to determine if your business needs to take action in the face of a second wave of COVID-19 cases.

Review Your Organisational Risks
Even if there aren’t recommendations to close your business or make changes to prevent the second spread of COVID-19 cases, that doesn’t mean your organisation is safe from the coronavirus. What’s more, some businesses may have greater exposures than others, underscoring the importance of performing a thorough risk assessment to determine how you should respond.

Similar to conducting a risk assessment for planning to reopen following the first wave of COVID-19 cases, your organisation should conduct a risk assessment in preparation for a re-emergence of COVID-19 cases. While the complexity of risk assessments will differ from business to business, they typically involve the following steps:

  1. Identifying the hazards—When it comes to planning for a second wave of the coronavirus, businesses need to think critically about their exposures, particularly if an infected person entered their facilities. When identifying hazards, it’s a good idea to perform a walk-through of the premises and consider high-risk areas. It’s also important to consider what tasks employees are performing and whether or not they are especially exposed to COVID-19 risks when performing their duties.
  2. Deciding who may be harmed by a second wave of cases and how—Once you’ve identified hazards to your business, you need to determine what populations of your workforce are exposed to COVID-19 risks. When performing this evaluation, you will need to make note of high-risk individuals (e.g., staff members who meet with customers or individuals with pre-existing medical conditions).
  3. Assessing risks—Once you have identified the risks facing your business, you must analyse them to determine their potential consequences. For each risk facing your business, you’ll want to determine:
    • How likely is this particular risk to occur?
    • What are the ramifications should this risk occur?

When analysing your risks, consider potential financial losses, compliance requirements, employee safety, business disruptions, reputational harm and other consequences.

  1. Controlling risks—With a sense of what the threats to your business are, you can then consider ways to address them. There are a variety of methods businesses can use to manage their risks, including:
    • Risk avoidance—Risk avoidance is when a business eliminates certain hazards, activities and exposures from their operations altogether.
    • Risk control—Risk control involves preventive action.
    • Risk transfer—Risk transfer is when a business transfers its exposures to a third party.

For preparing for a second wave of the coronavirus, control measures could include cleaning protocols, work-from-home orders and mandated personal protective equipment (PPE) usage.

  1. Monitoring the results—Risk management is an evolving, continuous process. Once you’ve implemented a risk management solution, you’ll want to monitor its effectiveness and reassess.

Remember, the COVID-19 pandemic so far has been rapidly evolving, and guidance can change quickly. Your business should be prepared to take action at short notice.

Maintain Workplace Safety
Maintaining workplace safety is crucial to preventing the spread of COVID-19 at your organisation, and will continue to be crucial in protecting your organisation against a second wave of COVID-19 cases. There are a number of HSE workplace controls to consider if your risk assessment determines that COVID-19 poses a threat to your employees or customers. For instance, you should:

  • Implement administrative controls—Typically, administrative controls are changes in work policies or procedures that reduce or minimise an individual’s exposure to a hazard. An example of an administrative control for the coronavirus is establishing alternating days or extra shifts that reduce the total number of employees in a facility at a given time.
  • Utilise PPE—Businesses should focus on training workers on proper PPE best practices. Employees should understand how to properly put on, take off and care for PPE. Training material should be easy to understand and must be available in the appropriate language for all workers.
  • Consider engineering controls—Engineering controls protect workers by removing hazardous conditions or by placing a barrier between the worker and the hazard. For COVID-19, engineering controls can include:
  • Installing high-efficiency air filters
  • Increasing ventilation rates in the work environment
  • Installing physical barriers, such as clear plastic sneeze guards
  • Screen employees before they enter the building—To keep employees safe, consider conducting screening procedures to identify potentially ill employees before they enter the workplace. The Equality and Human Rights Commission permits employers to measure employees’ body temperatures before allowing them to enter the worksite. Any employee screening should be implemented on a non-discriminatory basis in accordance with The Equality Act 2010. Be sure to notify employees of this practice prior to implementation in order to avoid catching them off guard.
  • Be adaptable—You should be prepared to change your business practices if needed to maintain critical operations. This could involve identifying alternative suppliers, prioritising existing customers or suspending portions of your operations.
  • Create a dialogue with vendors and partners—Talk with business partners about your response plans. Share best practices with other businesses in your communities, and especially those in your supply chain.
  • Encourage social distancing—Social distancing is the practice of deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. In terms of COVID-19, social distancing best practices for businesses can include:
  • Hosting meetings virtually when possible
  • Limiting the number of people on the job site to essential personnel only
  • Discouraging people from shaking hands
  • Encourage employees to stay home if possible—Statistically speaking, the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to minimise person-to-person contact. As such, employers are using the following strategies to encourage employees to stay home:
  • Expanding telecommuting policies to ensure as many employees as possible can work from home
  • Highlighting benefits offerings that employees might not know about, including short-term disability
  • Expanding leave policies
  • Offering financial incentives for employees to stay home and not come into the office
  • Manage the different risk levels of their employees—It’s important to be aware that some employees may be at higher risk for serious illness, such as older adults and those with chronic medical conditions.
  • Separate sick employees—Employees who appear to have symptoms (e.g., fever, cough or shortness of breath) upon arrival at work or who become sick during the day should immediately be separated from other employees, customers and visitors, and sent home. If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19. The employer should instruct fellow employees on how to proceed based on HSE guidance.
  • Support respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene—Businesses should encourage good hygiene to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This can involve:
  • Providing tissues and no-touch disposal receptacles
  • Providing soap and water in the workplace
  • Placing hand sanitisers in multiple locations to encourage hand hygiene
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning and disinfection—Businesses should regularly sanitise their facility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some best practices include:
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails and doorknobs.
  • Discouraging workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other tools and equipment, when possible. If necessary, clean and disinfect them before and after use.
  • Providing disposable wipes so that commonly used surfaces can be wiped down by employees before each use.

Be sure to consider the needs of your business and implement strategies that are specific to controlling and promoting workplace safety at your organisation.

Communicate With Employees
It’s not possible for you to control the pandemic, but it is possible for you to help ease the stress your employees may be experiencing. In these uncertain times, it’s imperative that you clearly communicate your business’ plans as frequently as possible. Here are some tips for effective employee communications:

  • Be open with employees about management decisions and ask for suggestions to rectify problems.
  • Provide as much information as possible about the pandemic.
  • Communicate the future of the business with employees often—in meetings, on the company website, in newsletters and in blogs.
  • Be empathetic in your communications, as every employee’s situation may be different.

Additionally, try to give as much notice as possible if your organisation plans to make significant workplace changes, including shutting down operations or requiring employees to work from home.

Prepare Now to Stay Safe Later
Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, rules and regulations are constantly changing. You should be prepared to change your business practices if needed to maintain critical operations. For more information on how to keep your business, employees and customers safe whether a second wave of COVID-19 cases occurs or not, contact us today.

Our brokers have access to additional COVID-19 resources and can offer industry-specific guidance.  They are very happy to discuss any aspect of your insurance coverage and COVID-19 risk management programme with you.

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Deciding Who Should Work From Home During COVID-19 https://konsileo.com/deciding-who-should-work-from-home-during-covid-19 https://konsileo.com/deciding-who-should-work-from-home-during-covid-19#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:05:48 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=4015 As organisations across the UK continue reopening and the threat of a second wave of COVID-19 cases looms, employers are facing difficult decisions regarding work-from-home arrangements.

Some employers are opting to extend work-from-home arrangements until next year, others are asking all employees to return to the office and some are offering a hybrid of the two models.

For employers that are either reopening in phases or allowing some employees to continue to work from home during the pandemic, the question of who should continue working from home becomes a pressing issue. This article will provide an overview of best practices for employers to consider when determining which employees should continue to work from home during the pandemic. 

Review Roles and Responsibilities
While working from home may have been a necessity in the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may not have been the ideal format for specific roles. When considering which employees should continue or move to a work-from-home arrangement, it’s important to evaluate their specific roles and responsibilities.

For example, if the employee is in a customer-facing role or in a role that requires in-office attendance, working from home may not be feasible. Be sure to evaluate each role objectively and thoroughly to ensure due diligence, and document reasons supporting the role’s necessity for in-office work.

If the employee can fulfil their role’s responsibilities regardless of their physical location, they may be a good candidate to work from home or continue working from home.

Case-by-Case Evaluation
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each one of your employees in a different way. Some may have health conditions or have a family member with a health condition that puts them at a higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness. Some employees may be juggling child care or other caregiving responsibilities, which require them to work from home. Others may simply not be comfortable returning to the office.

Remember to remain as flexible as possible with employees during these difficult and uncertain times. Consider conducting an organisation-wide survey to gauge employees’ comfort levels with returning to the office. In addition, consider implementing a formalised process in which employees with individualised concerns about returning to the office or desire to remain working from home can submit a request. These requests should be reviewed objectively and in a timely fashion. In some cases, alternate working schedules, solutions, paid time off or leave may need to be leveraged if working from home is not feasible.

On the other hand, there may be some employees who would prefer to work from the office. Be sure to hear these requests and respond accordingly. Let employees who wish to return know about any health screenings, face-covering requirements and other controls in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the office.

Leave It Up to Departments
Department heads and managers may have the most insight into how employees are performing remotely. As such, allowing departments to make decisions on who can or can’t continue to work from home may be a good option.

As long as productivity isn’t impacted and deadlines are being met, it might make sense for employees to work from home. Additionally, if a specific department can do their job remotely and employees feel safer at home, it might make sense to allow entire departments to start or to continue working from home.

Be Transparent
To avoid potential unnecessary animosity among employees, be sure to clearly communicate your process and decisions regarding employees working from home or going back to the office.

When employees feel like you’re being transparent and open, it can help them rationalise your decision. Communication and transparency are key during these uncertain times.

For more information or work-from-home resources, contact one of our brokers.

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COVID-19 Response Questionnaire https://konsileo.com/covid-19-response-questionnaire https://konsileo.com/covid-19-response-questionnaire#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:40:40 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=4007 As a result of the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brings, businesses should review their protocols to ensure they are doing all they can to protect their workforce and manage their operations. This questionnaire gives businesses the opportunity to review categories specific to COVID-19 and take actions to address those risks.

COVID-19 Response Questionnaire

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Cleaning the Workplace https://konsileo.com/cleaning-the-workplace https://konsileo.com/cleaning-the-workplace#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 13:25:05 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=3999 When reopening your organisation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it is of the utmost importance that you ensure that your workplace is clean. This process has many steps, but your diligence will go a long way in protecting both your employees and customers.

Before reopening
• Assess all sites, or parts of sites, that have been closed before restarting work
• Conduct thorough cleaning procedures of all sites and provide hand sanitiser around the workplace
• Check ventilation for potential necessary adjustments due to lower occupancy levels


Keeping the workplace clean
• Conduct frequent, regular cleaning of work areas and equipment between uses. Be particularly diligent about
areas that are frequently visited, such as break or entrance areas
• Clear workspaces, and remove waste and belongings from the work area at
the end of each shift
• Take extra steps if responding to a known or suspected case of COVID-19


Hygiene – hand-washing, sanitation facilities and toilets
• Use signs and posters to build awareness of more frequent hand-washing and proper hand-washing technique
• Remind employees to avoid touching their face, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue of
their arms
• Provide signage and reminder regarding hygiene standards
• Make hand sanitiser accessible in multiple locations around the workplace
• Set clear usage and cleaning guidance for toilets to ensure they are kept clean and social distancing is maintained
• Provide hand-drying facilities, more waste facilities and more frequent rubbish collection

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Cyber-security Breaches Survey 2020 https://konsileo.com/3860-2 https://konsileo.com/3860-2#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 09:20:39 +0000 https://konsileo.com/?p=3860 This document provides a visual overview of the 2020 Cyber-security Breaches Survey, commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. You can use the statistics in this document to compare the effectiveness of their cyber-security efforts and learn how you can improve.

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2020



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