COVID-19

Ventilation and the Use of CO2 Monitors – Guidance in the Updated Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol

In this blog I will review the new guidelines on ventilation and the use of Carbon Dioxide monitors in the government Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol. The latest version of the Covid-19 Work Safely Protocol gives advice about the use of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) monitors. This advice is outlined in Section D. Heating, Ventilation, and Air …

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Have You Reviewed Your Stress, Bullying and Harassment Risk Assessments in Light of a Global Pandemic?

Psycho-Social Hazards in a Global Pandemic Most organisations will by now have a Covid-19 pandemic risk assessment and a plan for working during the pandemic. Hazards which were relatively easy to identify and control when employees were under the same roof or at least meeting regularly are less visible and controllable now. It is worth …

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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 …

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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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