Update and Findings of Rochdale Training’s COVID-19 Risk Assessment

10th Jun 2020

Update and Findings of Rochdale Training’s COVID-19 Risk Assessment 

Rochdale Training has continually been referring and adhering to legislative and government guidance - and we are now confident we are able to resume learning, teaching and practical activities in areas we consider it safe to do so.

Therefore, we are reopening the Engineering Workshop on 15th June and proceeding to a gradual phased return of staff to the office side of the centre. Opening of the Engineering Workshop will be a minimum 14 days pilot – with other staff staying remote.

Risk assessment findings conclude that social distancing and good hygiene procedures are pivotal to controlling the spread of COVID-19. We have put in place strict controls around staggered starts and breaks to reduce potential contact between groups in Engineering; social distancing; PPE; hygiene measures; deep cleaning of areas/workstations/tools/equipment; restricted areas; management and monitoring of learner behaviour; signage; handsanitisers, wipes , paper towels and tissues are available throughout the building; reduced numbers for practical learning. Whilst masks are not encouraged as we are not a medical/care setting – they are available should people request them or combined with visors for certain Engineering practical training.

Reopening will be based on distinct teams – so we are adhering to the ‘bubble’ system, not mixing where we don’t need to and limiting our interactions with others as our best defence against COVID-19, so if anyone in a bubble develops coronavirus symptoms, everyone in the bubble would need to self-isolate.

Copies of our COVID-19 Secure in 2020 Statement are displayed throughout the building

A copy of our risk assessment is available to all staff on our intranet and also to employers, learners, parents & stakeholders on request – please contact jroberts@rochdaletraining.co.uk

I hope all of you and your families keep well in these troubled times. Stay Safe and Take Care.

Jill Nagy

Chief Executive

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