COVID –19; What we’re doing to protect our people

Outlined below is how we’re continuing to put safety first, working hard to support our employees, learners and client partners as we navigate our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Supporting home working where required in line with government guidance Reporting procedures in place if anyone develop symptoms/ are contacted by NHS track and trace
  • Risk assessment process in place for those classed as extremely clinically vulnerable
  • COVID 19 policy detailing how any current policy/ processes have been adapted or introduced to accommodate meeting government guidance
  • Reminder of mental wellbeing support avenues available
  • Hygiene practice reminders aligning with current government guidance
  • Employees who are self-isolating are being paid in full for the period of isolation
  • Employees who become ill with COVID-19 are being paid from the first day of absence, regardless of their sick entitlement or waiting days.
  • Introduced temporary, flexible working policy to support parents during the school closures.
  • A ‘Return to work toolkit ‘- with relevant information to employees on changes to working procedures and health and safety guidance
  • Increased resources on “Lifeline”, Lifetime’s internal health and wellbeing hub
  • Weekly “Keeping in Touch” communications to keep employees connected
  • Introduction of COVID 19 rapid lateral flow tests for office and relevant field based teams

Lifetime Training Group Offices - Additional Measures

  • Hand sanitising stations at all touch points in shared and Lifetime areas
  • Perspex screens provided between workstations
  • One-way systems in place where possible
  • Increased cleaning and sanitisation in place
  • Passenger lifts operating at reduced capacity/for prioritised users. Stairwells nominated for use where possible.
  • Clear desk policy implemented at all times to support enhanced cleaning and disinfection measures. All employees allocated a designated workstation.
  • Advice and rules provided on safe welfare facility use in shared areas
  • Flexible start and finish times for office workers to avoid peak travel times
  • Kitchen facilities (fridge/microwave/tea points) available to employees subject to increased cleaning and disinfection schedule
  • Use of QR codes to support government track and trace system
  • Face coverings required by all employees when in public areas and away from workspace

Field Teams - Additional Measures

  • Increased contact prior to site visits facilitated to ensure safety of environment for all parties
  • Cleaning materials provided for use on IT equipment and allocated work areas at sites
  • Clear guidelines on use of equipment with learners
  • Clear guidelines on required adjustments to teaching and assessment activities
  • All coaches to use track and trace system where applicable