Reopening after Covid-19: Factories, Construction & Warehouses

Free webinars for Humber businesses reopening after Covid-19 

The Humber Business Growth Hub is urging businesses to sign up for free online webinars offering tailored advice about reopening after Covid-19 and the steps to take to ensure their staff and customers stay safe. This week’s webinars will focus on factories and warehouses alongside offsite construction and vehicles and will offer support with detailed insight into the Government guidelines for each sector.  

As part of the #GrowMySME scheme, the webinars have been providing businesses with invaluable guidance across a range of sectors and have received positive feedback across the boardThe webinars have so far focussed on businesses across retail, leisure and hospitality as well as office and remote working 

Led by specialists in each area, SMEs will get valuable advice and guidance on what they need to do to follow Government guidelines, and details of how they can apply for grants to work with a Health & Safety consultant to create a plan for reopening their workplace. As well as specialists, SMEs will hear from other local businesses that have already re-opened whilst successfully implementing safe working practices, such as Hull-based PPE supplier ARCO, and Immingham-based training provider CATCH, who will provide first-hand advice and tips on best-practice. 

In addition, Grants are available to cover 40% of the costs of working with a consultant to create plans, strategies and measures to ensure safe working practices to re-open the workplace 

More details on how to apply can be found here: www.growmysme.co.uk/grants  

Webinars will take place as follows: 

  • Reopening after Covid-19: Remote working environments 

Tuesday 16th June, 10am – 12pm
Book here: www.growmysme.co.uk/events/reopening-the-workplace-after-covid-19-working-away-from-the-premises   

  • Reopening after Covid-19: Factories & Warehouses 

Wednesday 17th June, 2- 4pm
Book here: www.growmysme.co.uk/events/reopening-the-workplace-after-covid-19-factories-production-environments 

Businesses are also able to watch on catch-up webinars they may have missed here: https://www.growmysme.co.uk/digital-resources/  

Jon Brunton, Growth Hub Manager at the Humber LEP, said: 

“We know from the huge volume of business enquiries over the last 11 weeks that concerns remain about how to safely – and compliantly – re-open the workplace to both staff and customers alike.  

We also know that the government guidance and measures needed vary depending on the working environment; for example the measures needed in an office environment are completely different to those needed on a factory shop floor. We are therefore really pleased to be able to provide tailored webinars to cater for each of the different working environments that are the more prevalent across our region; from shops, to offices, and from warehouses to construction sites.  

We are also delighted to welcome both ARCO and CATCH as expert industry insight speakers, who will talk about the plans and measures they’ve taken to safely reopen their businesses, which we hope will both inform and inspire others to do the same.  

Finally, to accompany the webinars we also have a grant fund available that businesses can access to help part-fund the costs of working with health & safety consultants and other specialists needed to re-open place of work.”