Guidance Note: Short-term changes in the creation and application of safe work packs and briefing arrangements
Quick who updates the How Many Cases we have on the COVID 19 Figures section
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
As of 9am on 25 May, there have been 3,532,634 tests, with 73,726 tests on 24 May.
261,184 people have tested positive.
As of 5pm on 24 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 36,914 have died. This new figure includes deaths in all settings, not just in hospitals.
For further notes on the figures click here
Public Health England updates a daily dashboard later the same day, to show trends in UK data on positive tests and deaths and to provide confirmed cases in each local authority and NHS region in England.
To stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you should try to avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with.
It's very important to stay at home as much as possible.
There are only a few specific reasons to leave your home, including:
When outside your home, it's important to try to stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with.
For more about when you can leave your home, see:
There are also other things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and other people getting ill with coronavirus.
Do not leave your home if you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) or live with someone who does.
If you are self-isolating, you must:
For further details on self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
To help yourself stay well while you're at home:
While everyone is being told to stay at home, it can be hard to know what to do if you're unwell.
It's still important to get medical help if you need it, especially if you feel very unwell or think there's something seriously wrong.
If you're advised to go to hospital, it's important to go. Keep going to any appointments you usually have, unless you're told not to.
Read about how to get medical help from home.
Please find several links that have been shared on behalf of the Track Safety Alliance by Associate Members and Supply Chain partners
Safety Central page Link to COVID 19: https://safety.networkrail.co.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
Rail Plant Association Risk Assessment – 03 Working Under COVID 19
In light of the difficulties being faced by the industry with COVID 19, the Rail Plant Association Management committee has drafted a risk assessment for your use.
Hopefully, you will find this effective for the safe management of your work and the safety and wellbeing of your staff. I would remind you to ensure that any risk assessments that are incorporated into your procedures are done so in accordance with your company policies.
We are continuously updating this landing page with up to date guidance and information as the situation and WHO guidance develops.
Selectequip has been working in collaboration with the Track Safety Alliance to provide an innovative range of signage solutions, designed to safeguard your teams during the COVID-19 Crisis. We have received a lot of positive feedback from our rail partners about the quality of the signs and the speed in which we have produced them.
If you would like any further information on these signs then please let us know, as our design and print teams are happy to discuss your special requirements and they can turn around these signs very quickly for you.
SPL Safework Procedures
One of our contractor members, SPL Powerlines, has produced this video to demonstrate how Social Distancing can be achieved on a typical Railway worksite. They have shared this among their workforce and on site televisions. They have shared this with the TSA as good practice.
Bam Nuttall Risk Assessment shared by David Murray
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