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Covid Risks


The constantly evolving situation in regard to COVID-19 brings a range of significant

challenges to all businesses, clients, and most of all our own staff. The Watches of

Switzerland Group (WOSG) is committed to ensuring that it undertakes everything

morally and legally within its powers to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff

and interested parties in these most challenging times. WOSG will continue to

monitor and follow Government, NHS England and WHO (World Health

Organisation) advice daily as this pandemic life Cycle evolve.

WOSG are committed to ensuring that we do everything practicable to ensure the

safety of our staff, clients and as such we have implemented the following


A range of practical measures have been implemented to protect our workforce and

clients; these include:

o Implementing social distancing measures on any activity in accordance with government


o Providing suitable personal protective equipment such as gloves, face masks or other

equipment for all relevant staff.

o Refraining or reduce where possible the use of public transport when traveling to and

from the place of work.

o Ensuring that staff have been supplied with suitable cleaning supplies such as wipes and

hand sanitisers.

o Ensuring that all staff travel to and from site in separate vehicles and do not share tools

or equipment.

o Implementing shift patterns to reduce exposure within the office environment.

o Ensuring cleaning regimes have been increased to clean down more frequently.

o Additional signage providing information on Covid-19 processes.

o Limiting the maximum individuals working within the office - retail and workshop


o Isolating and shielding those who have been identified as vulnerable.

o Limiting the number of individuals who can visit our stores.

o Processes have been implemented to ensure that all staff have a way of raising any

suspected symptoms with the relevant WOSG HR departments.

o Promotion of good hygiene across the organisation, including hand washing and welfare


o Producing site specific risk assessments, control measures and guidance for each


o Constant review of government guidance and requirements in line with WOSG own

internal processes.

o WOSG Staff are expected to adhere to and follow all site instructions and policies,

particularly in respect to this virus.

o Increase communications to update staff on developments in COVID - 19 and changes

to procedures.

WOSG are committed to ensuring that everything reasonably practicable is

undertaken to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and any interested parties health

and wellbeing is protected in these unprecedented times.