On 04 June 2020, the Minister of Employment and Labour published amendments, by way of a consolidated Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace which sets out additional obligations in respect of the safe opening and continuing operation of a workplace.
This note should be read with the initial summary we supplied last month.
Changes include the following:
Employer obligations in respect of employees over the age of 60 or those with specified co-morbidities. Additional special arrangements need to be made in this regard for those unable to work from home. More detail on this can be found in this Department of Health guideline.
It is now a requirement in terms of clause 17.3 to consult with any representative trade unions and health & safety committees as part of a risk assessment and risk mitigation plan.
Read more: B4SA H&S directive changes