Every Friday from 24 April | 10-11am

In uncertain times, clear information and advice are your best defence. So we’re setting aside an hour every Friday morning to answer your coronavirus questions. 

On 24 April, we’ll kick off our free weekly COVID-19 H&S Surgery, your live online link to a Southalls specialist. Ask about anything that’s keeping you awake, and we’ll provide expert insights on your key coronavirus concerns – from team welfare to workplace safety and business continuity. 

Just register on the link below and we’ll send you the log on details for the upcoming session. There’s no question limit and you’re welcome to join us as often as you wish

ASK THE COVID-19 SAFETY EXPERTS - Free H&S Surgeries Throughout the Coronavirus Crisis

22 May 2020

15 May 2020

1 May 2020

7 May 2020

24 April 2020

Operating Your Merchant Safely During COVID-19

22 May 2020

15 May 2020

1 May 2020

7 May 2020

24 April 2020

COVID-19 Health and Safety Surgeries for Garden Centes

21 May 2020

COVID-19 Health and Safety Surgeries for Schools

21 May 2020

Southalls experts have gathered some of the most frequently asked questions around the health and safety implications of the spread of coronavirus and put together some practical steps on how to move forward safely and keep your people and premises safe.

If you’re wondering about what to consider when it comes to staff who frequently travel for work, here are practical steps you can take to reduce the spread of infection and how to implement a business continuity plan, especially if your business doesn’t already have one.

For any businesses that have been listed within the recent business closure and the restrictions, we have put together a brief guide on topic areas you may find useful to consider - when the business is closed and on what to prepare for to reopen after an extended closure.

Download our free ‘Guide to Homeworking’ for real-life tips to remote success. Get started with HSE-approved advice on workstation set up and keep production levels on the up with expert advice on staying fit, focused and firing on all cylinders. 

If you are a food business which falls into one of the exemptions listed in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020; and offer a take away or delivery service to your customers, this guide gives you an overview of things you will want to bear in mind, to ensure the food is not only safe to eat but also labelled accordingly to the Food Safety Legislation.

You will also find other crucial information to consider if you are going to deliver food from your business to those customers at home.

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Message from the Managing Director at Southalls

This Coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone's life within a few short weeks. 

Here at Southalls, we pride ourselves not only with decades of industry experience and advanced technology, but also with the unique commercial ability to create bespoke health and safety service that cuts costs.

You can rely on us for hands-on, hassle-free ways of simplifying health and safety at work, making sure your team stays safe through the current changes imposed on us by the Covid-19.

If there are any specific health and safety concerns, you or your team may have, please schedule a free telephone consultation with our specialists.

Stay safe,

John Southall, Managing Director at Southalls

You might be wondering what kind of risk such an outbreak might pose to your staff and your business.

In this guide, we’re going to look at some of the best ways to plan ahead to manage the spread of coronavirus and how to assess the risks of travelling to other countries, along with some of the best working practices around workplace hygiene.

Updated on 12th May 2020

The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy: Southalls Response

Southalls have already worked with our clients to provide a range of materials including risk assessments for businesses trading during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government provided specific guidance for a range of sectors yesterday including factories, warehouses, shops, vehicles, takeaway and delivery premises and offices, you can access this guidance here.

Updated on 7th April 2020

Advice for employers on social distancing during coronavirus (COVID-19)

A list of tailored advice for different scenarios as an example of how social distancing and other measures might be implemented by employers in England to help protect their workforce and customers from coronavirus while still continuing to trade.

Updated on 17th April 2020

Coronavirus, Examinations & LOLERs

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recognised that in some cases thorough examinations undertaken in accordance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) may lapse because of the COVID-19 pandemic and they will, therefore, take a pragmatic approach to enforcement in these cases.

Updated on 7th April 2020

Advice for employers on social distancing during coronavirus (COVID-19)

A list of tailored advice for different scenarios as an example of how social distancing and other measures might be implemented by employers in England to help protect their workforce and customers from coronavirus while still continuing to trade.

For advice for business in other nations of the UK please see guidance set by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.

Updated on 6th April 2020

RIDDOR Reporting of COVID 19

The HSE have published guidance and examples of when to submit a RIDDOR for COVID 19.

Updated on 4th April 2020

Two-metre rule will protect workers in Wales from coronavirus

New rules to protect workers during the coronavirus outbreak will come into force on Tuesday Morning (7th April 2020). The guidance on social distancing, funerals and staying at home published in Wales.


Updated on 1st April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Heavy Goods (HGV) and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Operators

Temporary guidance to regulatory duties during this period. This guidance includes,

- clarification on requirements when a vehicle is returned to service

- guidance for when Transport Managers are working from home

- a reference to online training

- a form for use when applying for a temporary exemption

Updated on 31st March 2020

Coronavirus: Driver CPC requirement temporary changes

Temporary changes to allow bus and lorry drivers who cannot complete compulsory Driver CPC training to continue to drive.

Updated on 29th March 2020

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

This guide provides advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Updated on 26th March 2020

Introduction to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020

This sets out the length and review of the emergency period; Restrictions on the public movement and requirements to close premises and businesses during the emergency period.  The schedules also list the businesses which are exempt and which are able to continue to trade.

Updated on 26th March 2020

COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings

This guidance can be applied to any non-healthcare setting such as:

- workplaces

- offices

- waiting rooms

- hotel rooms

- student accommodation

- boarding schools

The guidance describes the cleaning required, the appropriate disposal of materials, the cleaning of equipment and hard surfaces, and the personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be worn.

The reality of a world-wide Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is challenging for all types of businesses.

Our dedicated health and safety consultants are here to make a difference for our clients. Tell us your biggest current safety concerns, and we’ll tailor a cost-effective compliance solution that fits your budget and needs of your staff.

Need practical H&S insights to help you plan ahead? Our free Health and Safety Event 2020 webinars are definitely worth a watch.

The Health and Safety Event 2020 is the industry’s flagship conference, held annually at the NEC Birmingham. With the live event postponed until September, we moved the speaker sessions online for a two-day programme of seminars, workshops and panel discussions covering all aspects of compliance – from fire and fleet safety to legislative changes.

You can now access the slide decks, on-demand webinars and other free resources here.

Your mask can protect you – download our free guides below: