04 Jun

Covid-Conversations: risk assessments and audits for business reopening


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  • Time: 10.30 - 11.30


As Boris Johnson announces more details of the Government’s Roadmap to Recovery, the next in our series of COVID-Conversation webinars returns to the subject of health and safety. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented many challenges for the workplace and, in response to the announcement of non-essential businesses reopening, we look at how we can support businesses to understand the risks around coronavirus and to respond accordingly. 

Many businesses, especially within the SME sector, will be relying on their local Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) to lead them through the process of safely reopening. Business owners need to develop pragmatic and workable solutions for their own unique circumstances. In these exceptional times we need to share solutions and ideas to get to the point where coronavirus is managed just like any other risk, such as Legionella or slips and trips.

Our panellists will look at ongoing areas of concern. Drawing on their collective experience, they will debate solutions from policy and regulatory perspectives, as well as sharing insights on current issues and offering practical recommendations and guidance on prevention measures for all workplaces. 

Our panel includes: Dr Alexander Tsavalos, head of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Local Authority and Safety Unit; Jonathan Hayes, risk management director at Moto, the motorway service station operator, and member of CIEH's Board of Trustees;
Toby Thorp, a Chartered EHP who works at the City of London Corporation and is a member representative of many health and safety panels and boards; and Dr Lisa Ackerley, a Chartered EHP who works extensively with the hospitality industry as adviser to UKHospitality, and is a trustee, scientific adviser and Vice Chair of the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH).


Taking place on 4 June, this webinar will be facilitated by professionals and expert panellists.

What's in it for you?

As the COVID-19 coronavirus global emergency continues we are facilitating bringing together the environmental health community to discuss how they are responding to this crisis. In these unprecedented times it’s more important than ever for CIEH to facilitate these discussions. The webinars will be a call to arms for the profession as well as updating colleagues on the hottest topics.

Who should attend?

Any environmental and public health professionals.

What you need to know

This free webinar is open to all environmental health and public health professionals, not just CIEH members. However, if you want to attend, you must register online to confirm your attendance. Once registered, you will be sent an email with joining instructions.

The webinar is limited to 1,000 attendees and registering guarantees you a place on the webinar. Once we reach 1,000 registrations no more will be accepted. All our webinars will be available for access post-broadcast so that they can be watched again or at a more convenient time if you are unable to attend.


Please see our CIEH webinar FAQs.

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  • This webinar amounts to 1 hour of CPD.
  • CIEH will only issue CPD certificates to registered delegates who have signed in and engaged with the entire session.
  • Where a team has watched the webinar together, a CPD certificate will only be issued to the registered delegate who attended the session; however, team leaders are welcome to issue their own CPD certificates to colleagues who have attended. There is guidance on this in the My Resources section of MyCIEH.
  • CIEH is not able to issue CPD certificates to those who view the recording of a webinar at a later date.
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