COVID-19

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 …

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NEW PROJECT: The National Standards Authority of Ireland – Health & Safety/COVID-19 Consultancy

The National Standards Authority of Ireland – Health & Safety/COVID-19 Consultancy   Antaris is delighted to announce that we will be working with the National Standards Authority of Ireland to provide COVID-19 advice on appropriate risk assessments, assist on identifying and drafting such risk assessments and reviewing and refining risk assessments. We will be working …

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Virtual Training Courses

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March, 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 …

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Legionella: Managing the risks and reopening buildings safely

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is potentially susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age, but some …

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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 …

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Returning to the workplace during relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions

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: www.HSE.ie https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ UK National Health Service (NHS) and …

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Building back better – re-thinking transport in a COVID-19 world

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 …

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COVID-19 Business Continuity Voucher

Antaris is a service provider for the COVID-19 Business Continuity Voucher – a fully funded €2,500 business continuity voucher that your company may be eligible for. Check your eligibility through the following links: Enterprise Ireland COVID-19 Business Continuity Voucher for small, medium or large client companies of Enterprise Ireland or Údarás na Gaeltachta (including High Potential Start-ups)   …

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Employment Health & Safety law and COVID-19

For up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) go to – Irish Health Services Executive (HSE) and Government websites: www.HSE.ie https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ UK National Health Service (NHS) and Government websites: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public   EMPLOYMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW AND COVID-19 The basis for ensuing occupational health and safety is the identification of hazards, the …

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