ISO/PAS 45005: New Global Guidelines For Safe Working During the Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has fundamentally impacted the way people live and work. Organisations need to quickly adapt to the “new normal” including new regulations and guidance on hygiene, social distancing and psychosocial health in order to work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. ISO/PAS 45005 is designed to help organisations anywhere in the world to protect their workers […]

What Indoor Environmental Factors affect the spread of COVID-19?

What Indoor Environmental Factors affect the spread of COVID-19?   Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus that causes COVID-19. This blog highlights some of the key parameters which could affect the spread of COVID-19 in indoor environments. Does indoor air temperature and humidity affect the spread of COVID-19? We know that […]

Virtual Training Courses

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, Antaris has delivered in excess of one hundred virtual training courses in conjunction with our training partner, SQT Training. Historically, most of our training courses were delivered in several hotels with state-of-the-art training facilities or in-house in the organisations’ own premises. Of necessity, a significant number of courses […]

Cleaning and Disinfection for SARS-COV-2 (Coronavirus)

1. General requirements Cleaning and disinfection options for all type of premises during the COVID-19 pandemic have been identified by the European Centre for Disease Control (Ref. ECDC TECHNICAL REPORT Disinfection of environments in healthcare and non-healthcare settings contaminated with SARS-CoV-2). Where SARS-CoV- 2 (the novel coronavirus) may be present in the environment both cleaning […]

Returning to the Workplace during Relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions

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Returning to the workplace during relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions will be a challenge for lots of organisations. For the most recent and up to date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and returning to work go to: Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: UK National Health Service (NHS) and […]

Building Back Better – Re-Thinking Transport in a COVID-19 World

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You may have seen this meme. It certainly made me pause and think. If we are reorganising our business, can we prepare for multiple threats at once? The lockdown caused by COVID-19 has massively reduced the number of vehicles on the roads and the consequent noise, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The benefits can […]

Employment Health & Safety law and COVID-19

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For up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) go to – Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: UK National Health Service (NHS) and Government websites:   EMPLOYMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW AND COVID-19 The basis for ensuing occupational health and safety is the identification of hazards, the […]

Effective use of 5S floor marking for social distancing

In the current climate the more visual stimulation to re-iterate the message of good social distancing practices the better to limit the spread of COVID-19. Markings need to be clear and concise. If the visuals do not make sense, rules will be broken as people will not understand what is being asked of them. The […]