COVID-19 individual risk assessment letter
We have developed the below letter to send to your employer regarding an individual risk assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Copy and paste our model letter below
Dear [Insert manager's name],
Individual risk assessment
I have read the Royal College of Nursing’s self-assessment checklist, which indicates an individual risk assessment should be carried out by my employer. I have one or more risk factors, which mean I am at risk of developing severe health consequences if I contract COVID-19.
The RCN’s self- assessment checklist follows NHS guidance on identifying which staff are more at risk.
As my employer, you have duties under health and safety regulations to protect my safety at work and I am formally requesting that you carry out an individual risk assessment as a matter of urgency.
The risk assessment should identify what risks I am exposed to in the workplace (including work in the community) and what measures you should take to remove or minimise the risk of harm.
The following links will assist you in carrying out the risk assessment:
England - www.nhsemployers.org/covid19/health-safety-and-wellbeing/supporting-staff-health-and-safety/risk-assessments-for-staff
Northern Ireland - https://www.hseni.gov.uk/articles/covid-19-workplace-safety-guidance
Scotland - gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-individual-risk-assessment-for-the-workplace
Wales - gov.wales/covid-19-workforce-risk-assessment-tool
If a risk assessment is not carried out within one week, then I will be escalating this matter to the Royal College of Nursing.
I look forward to your response.