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Emerging from Lockdown

Safely re-occupying buildings

As businesses start to consider bringing staff back into work premises, a number of issues need to be considered for the safety
of everyone entering the building. Government guidelines should be followed.

This brief document is intended to give business owners, managers and employers an outline of the main areas that need to be
considered concerning both safe working practices and the assessment of building services. It includes links to a new Health
and Safety Executive (HSE) website on minimising the risk of legionella.


Ventilation Guidance

The advice in this document is for building owners/managers and operators when reopening buildings following a period of
inactivity and considering the requirements for the ventilation system. 


Recommissioning of Lifts and Escalators Post Lockdown

Many lifts and escalators will have been switched off for lockdown. Whilst most will go back into service without any
glitches there are some precautionary steps that should be taken before returning them to regular service. 


Please check the following link for updated versions of the information on this page:

https://www.cibse.org/coronavirus-covid-19/emerging-from-lockdown


Published: 19th May 2020

Source: CIBSE

Page URL: https://www.cibse.org/coronavirus-covid-19/emerging-from-lockdown