Alcumus Info Exchange
, the award-winning software solution that helps organisations to streamline and simplify their day-to-day operational health and safety risk management, has launched a new campaign to support university communities as they navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19 and to reassure students and staff that appropriate safeguards are in place.
As the start of the 2020-21 academic year is now fully underway, with people returning to campuses across the UK, a key priority amid concerns campuses could become coronavirus ‘hotspots’ is to create a safe environment for the new year ahead.
Led by third party research findings, one from the NUS that shows a third of students are worried about safety, as part of the campaign Alcumus Info Exchange have published a range of practical resources. Universities can use these to help manage the health and safety risks of COVID-19 and to keep the spread of the virus under control.
To help increase awareness of health and safety measures, enhanced risk assessments, monitoring control measures, managing incidents as well as dealing with multiple suppliers and contractors, the first phase of the campaign includes a guide entitled “Plan, Prepare, Respond” supported by an infographic, checklist, media articles and social media activity.
Alcumus Info Exchange plays a vital role in supporting its clients, who include Staffordshire University, Heriot Watt University and Oxford University. Across all three universities they have 740+ active users accessing the software solution platform. To date, 49,800+ Accident/Incidents have been logged by the three universities.
Helen Jones, Managing Director of the Certification and Software Division, commented:
“When we look back to mid-March, many things we regarded as normal everyday life have had to change and adapt as a result of COVID-19. Like businesses across the UK, protecting the health and wellbeing of university communities is a top priority, making sure that the new academic year happens safely. We want our new campaign to help create a safe environment and support universities so they can minimise the risks associated with COVID-19 and provide peace of mind that they are also compliant with their legal obligations.”
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