Ensure compliance by businesses

Whatever the recovery from lockdown looks like, I expect that there will still be a requirement for social distancing. I think it’s vital to protect workers from unscrupulous employers who may pay lip service to social distancing or provision of PPE, but in fact force their workers into the unacceptable choice between accepting an unsafe work environment or losing their job. Until we can vaccinate against, or successfully treat the disease the risk to the individual and their families is unchanged, and our loved ones cannot be allowed to be sacrificed in the pursuit of profits.

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People before profit.

by Squawk7000 on May 06, 2020 at 10:24AM

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  • Posted by WilfredLawrieNicholasJohnson May 07, 2020 at 19:58

    Agree. No more to add. Hope this gets traction
  • Posted by CJLorimer May 08, 2020 at 08:12

    Although I agree that some workers maybe asked to work in unsuitable conditions and therefore there should be a helpline to sort this out. Health & Safety laws should cover this.
  • Posted by LauraRobbie May 08, 2020 at 08:14

    There must be clear requirements from the government to employers which stipulate what they must do to ensure social distancing, or where this is not always possible, strict rules on what PPE must be provided. Members of my family who are self-employed within the construction/utilities sector have already purchased masks, gloves, visors, thermometers and sanitisers for each of their employees in anticipation of a gradual return to work being possible. These must be legal requirements laid out by the Scottish Government, and could possibly be monitored at local council level e.g. unannounced inspections, setting up whistleblowing contact centres for concerned employees/members of public.
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