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First Option TV and Film Production Health and Safety Advisor Training Course
August 25, 2020

First Option TV and Film Production Health and Safety Advisor Training Course

First Option have developed the world’s first TV and Film production Health and Safety Advisor training course. 

For the past three months, First Option has been putting its team of over 30  in-house and associate consultants through the course, and will be making it mandatory for all new consultants joining the team.  



 

COVID-19 Hygiene
August 24, 2020

COVID-19 Hygiene

Tips on how to disinfect and stay up to date on COVID-19  hygiene

COVID-19 Public Transport - The Risks
August 24, 2020

COVID-19 Public Transport - The Risks

Despite early fears of high transmission, the risk from public transport appears low and can be managed, especially in groups without other risk-elevating factors. 
In fact transmission associated with public transport is very hard to find, especially in areas where adherence to universal mask use is high. 


 

The Chain Of Infection
August 21, 2020

The Chain Of Infection

The 'chain of infection’ paradigm is principally applied to tackling HAIs (healthcare associated infections but it is a very useful framework for thinking about stopping COVID in non-healthcare settings too. 

COVID-19 Transmission Update
August 19, 2020

COVID-19 Transmission Update

A summary of the latest evidence about how the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted.  What are the relative risks between the modes of infection and what that means for infection prevention and control strategies. Principal sources are publications in peer-reviewed journals and reviews undertaken by WHO and partners. 


 

 


HSE COVID-19 Checks at Workplaces
August 14, 2020

HSE COVID-19 Checks at Workplaces

The HSE has contacted approximately 10,000 businesses to investigate if they are COVID-secure, 5,700 spot inspections have been completed and 3,000 COVID enquiries from the public have been dealt with since March 2020.



 

 


COVID-19 Rapid Testing
August 4, 2020

COVID-19 Rapid Testing

The Government announced two rapid tests yesterday which are to be deployed initially in health and social care settings but after a number of false dawns this would appear to make testing on set an option.


COVID-19 Risks on Commercial Flights
July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Risks on Commercial Flights

Much has been written regarding the potential risks of contracting COVID-19 on commercial airline flights and given some of the graphics purporting to show how the virus could spread in an aircraft cabin one can be forgiven for thinking even contemplating a flight is a likely death sentence.