Dudley Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to check and ensure borough businesses have Covid-secure measures in place to help tackle coronavirus.
Over the coming weeks the HSE is contacting more than 2,000 businesses, such as food shops, non-food retailers, offices and hospitality settings, including pubs, restaurants and takeaways, to discuss measures in place to protect their workers, customers and visitors.
Details of any business raising concerns will be forwarded to Dudley Council’s environmental health officers who will contact them to offer advice and guidance on health and safety compliance and managing the risk.
This builds on the work environmental health officers have already been doing throughout the pandemic, including providing advice and support to almost 700 food premises, visiting a further 200, as well as writing to hundreds of close contact services and licensed premises with information on how to make premises covid secure. The council’s covid business advisors have also visited around 1,000 premises across the borough to support small businesses to make their premises safe for customers.