In order to help businesses protect themselves and their staff from swine flu, the Government have developed a small business kit including a range of tools to help businesses prepare for a human influenza pandemic.
The kit includes a booklet containing information on how to protect staff and customers from getting sick, planning to keep a business in business, 10 steps businesses can take in order to be better prepared for a pandemic, along with what human influenza pandemic is.
Businesses are also being provided with a pandemic planning checklist, a series of health posters to display in the workplace to assist in controlling infection, along with reference sheets.
Top tips include implementing stringent health and safety procedures concerning hand washing, coughing and sneezing, along with personal protective equipment including masks.
The kit also includes advice on how businesses can implement contingency plans in the workplace.
“Business continuity means having contingency plans in place so that your business can function during times of disruption. For small businesses, in particular, even the loss of an important supplier, or a few key customers may highlight the value of business continuity planning.”
The Government have also advised businesses that now might be a great time to review overall business processes and “look at opportunities to develop more robust business systems taking into account all types of disruptions they could face.”
Click here to access the information kit.
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