This week’s webinars will focus on factories and warehouses alongside offsite construction and vehicles and will offer support with detailed insight into the Government guidelines for each sector.
As part of the #GrowMySME scheme, the webinars have been providing businesses with invaluable guidance across a range of sectors and have received positive feedback across the board. The webinars have so far focused on businesses across retail, leisure and hospitality as well as office and remote working.
Led by specialists in each area, SMEs will get valuable advice and guidance on what they need to do to follow the guidelines, and details of how they can apply for grants to work with a health and safety consultant to create a plan for reopening their workplace.
As well as specialists, SMEs will hear from other local businesses that have already reopened while successfully implementing safe working practices, such as Hull-based PPE supplier Arco, and Immingham-based training provider Catch, which will provide first-hand advice and tips on best-practice.
In addition, grants are available to cover 40% of the costs of working with a consultant to create plans, strategies and measures to ensure safe working practices to reopen the workplace.
More details on how to apply can be found here: growmysme.co.uk/grants
Webinars will take place as follows:
Reopening after Covid-19: Remote working environments
Tuesday, June 16, 10am – 12pm Book here: growmysme.co.uk/events/reopening-the-workplace-after-covid-19-working-away-from-the-premises
Reopening after Covid-19: Factories & Warehouses
Wednesday, June 17, 2- 4pm Book here: growmysme.co.uk/events/reopening-the-workplace-after-covid-19-factories-production-environments
Businesses are also able to watch on catch-up webinars they may have missed here: growmysme.co.uk/digital-resources/
Jon Brunton, Growth Hub manager at the Humber LEP, said: “We know from the huge volume of business inquiries over the past 11 weeks that concerns remain about how to safely – and compliantly – reopen the workplace to both staff and customers alike.
“We also know that the Government guidance and measures needed vary depending on the working environment; for example the measures needed in an office environment are completely different to those needed on a factory shop floor. We are therefore really pleased to be able to provide tailored webinars to cater for each of the different working environments that are the more prevalent across our region; from shops, to offices, and from warehouses to construction sites.
“We are also delighted to welcome both Arco and Catch as expert industry insight speakers, who will talk about the plans and measures they’ve taken to safely reopen their businesses, which we hope will both inform and inspire others to do the same.
“Finally, to accompany the webinars we also have a grant fund available that businesses can access to help part-fund the costs of working with health & safety consultants and other specialists needed to re-open place of work.”