There must be a process where Government can enforce Social Distancing in ALL workplaces. Those employees who are being asked to work in conditions which are unsafe can report through a helpline the organisations that will ask employees to work in an unsafe environments. This would give workers confidence that their workplaces would be safe environments to work.

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Confidence to the Public.

by ScottK on May 05, 2020 at 05:20PM

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  • Posted by Harrysmammy May 05, 2020 at 17:35

    I agree. Some employers are making furloughed employees work without appropriate PPE and without any care for social distances. There isn’t any hot water to wash hands and desks are too close together. Making a profit whilst fleecing the furlough scheme and putting your staff in danger should not be allowed.
  • Posted by Leanne0987 May 05, 2020 at 17:38

    Fully support this idea
  • Posted by margarett May 05, 2020 at 17:39

    Think it’s vitally important that workplaces who are not practicing social distancing etc are reported and dealt with appropriately i.e through fines which can be donated to good causes.
  • Posted by Scotswede May 05, 2020 at 17:39

    Yes. I neighbour a business that has routinely breachwd every rule applied to it - they've also been working non-essential during lockdown. There are certainly rogue businesses out there who care only about the money in their till. Fair, proportional, but strong and robust when necessary, enforcement is required. In the first instance, it should provide an advisory role (I.e tell them out to improve) but heavy fines for subsequent and blatant breaching. Our recovery and emergence from this crisis is only as strong as the weakest links.
  • Posted by mikecon May 05, 2020 at 20:39

    Completely agree with this . Some companies are doing an excellent job. Any company /Business who does not should be prosecuted.
  • Posted by MM1592 May 05, 2020 at 22:04

    Fully support this idea, excellent.
  • Posted by borisj May 06, 2020 at 13:18

    You can report them to the police, the HSE helpline or your local authority. It's a crime to break regulations that are law, and the requirements for social distancing are, it's a crime to wilfully neglect your duty of care, and not complying with health and safety law is nothing if not that. Report them, stop whining about how powerless you are. If you don't report them, you are complicit.
  • Posted by Scotland_is_flatlining May 10, 2020 at 14:04

    It's about risk assessment and mitigation which can be achieved in many different ways. Social distancing is a crude mechanism which at 2m imposes a significant burden on businesses compared to the World Health Organisation's 1m recommenation adopted by many other countries.
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