Protecting vulnerable staff
These risk assessments have been designed to support colleagues to identify any specific vulnerabilities they may have and for staff and managers to agree together the most reasonable and practical steps to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
Risk assessments should consider the workplace, workforce and the individual. It is not possible to avoid all risk and the aim of the risk assessment is to avoid unacceptably high risk activities and to bring down risk in other areas as far as is reasonably practicable. Most people in the risk categories will be able to continue working.
Risk assessments should be completed by the staff member with their line manager. If the member of staff would prefer, a risk assessment may be completed with a member of the HR team, however support will be needed from the line manager to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.
Should you require further advice or guidance once completed, please contact the Occupational Health team.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable staff returning to work on hospital sites
We are preparing for the return of clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) staff to hospital sites once national shielding guidance has been lifted, the documents below should be used to manage any changes to working arrangements. Please note that no CEV staff should be on site until national guidance on shielding has been lifted, expected to be 31 March 2021. All CEV staff should complete the “Working arrangements” form with their line manager as soon as possible.
- Working arrangements form [12/03/21]
- FAQs shielders [12/03/21]
- FAQs Managers [12/03/21]
- FAQs colleagues [12/03/21]
Risk Assessments for Vulnerable Staff
Risk assessment and Risk management - Covid-19 occupational exposures
Occupational Health guidance on underlying health conditions, advice for pregnant staff and managers
Guidance and assessment for pregnant staff
Guidance for staff with diabetes
Guidance for staff with asthma
Content on this page maintained by Anna Edgren-Davies, Senior HR Manager