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Practical checklist to help SMEs prepare for returning to work post lockdown 

Practical checklist to help SMEs prepare for returning to work post lockdown 

Dains LLP has produced a helpful checklist to help SME businesses in the Midlands to help them prepare for returning to work in anticipation of an imminent easing of the lockdown restrictions.

With increased obligations and requirements on businesses – from ensuring adherence to social distancing measures through to implications of furloughed staff and possible use of PPE - businesses have additional obligations.

The checklist is a useful reminder of the key things that businesses need to put in place to get their business functioning efficiently, effectively and in accordance with government requirements and guidance. 

Commenting on the checklist, Richard Mcneilly from Dains said;

“As businesses look to return to work post-lockdown, they have increased obligations and responsibilities – to their staff, their customers and to ensure the viability of their business. We want to help SMEs make the necessary adjustments.  The checklist will be a helpful ‘aide memoir’ as it is a handy list of the key things they need to do – from how to look after their people returning to workplaces after working from home or being on furlough; through to how to engage with customers, what their health and safety obligations are and making sure that their business is viable.”

The checklist is practical and is structured around the four pillars of business organisation, namely: operations and technology; finance and resourcing; people; and marketing and communications.  There is also section on insurance.

Concluding, Richard commented;

“Businesses have enough to contend with during these tough trading and market conditions. Using this checklist will help them make sure they can efficiently deal with their broad business issues and focus the majority of their time and energy on trading.”

View the checklist here:




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