Anvil launches COVID-19 Fit to Work app

Anvil Group has launched a new app to help organisations protect employees on their return to the workplace.

The COVID-19 Fit to Work app prompts employees to self-certify that they are free of symptoms before coming into the workplace, reducing the potential for further infection.

Available on iOS and Android devices, the app takes employees through a series of simple questions relating to the main COVID-19 symptoms recognised by the NHS, and delivers an initial diagnosis based on the answers submitted. Employees’ self-certification results are immediately sent to their employer.

The Health & Safety Executive recently updated its guidance around the reporting of COVID-19 cases in RIDDOR, and this new app may be particularly useful for firms with limited HR or health and safety resources.

Group managing director at Anvil Group, Matthew Judge said he hopes the app will help organisations navigate a safer return to the workplace.

“Employers need to take sensible steps to fulfil their duty of care and to document their assessment and adopted policies. Being able to demonstrate that they have considered the risks carefully and have taken sensible steps to mitigate those risks will be crucial evidence in defence of any subsequent claims. If someone becomes infected at work in the absence of evidence of such steps having been taken, the employer is vulnerable to being found in breach of duty and liable for losses arising,” he added.

Alongside the Fit to Work app, Anvil Group has also introduced a range of other COVID-19 support services, including antibody testing.

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