I just caught the end of a tv programme last night 18th May 2020 around 8 pm ITV
someone asked a question referring to gardeners working at their elderley parents high risk group over 80
the advice was a gardener could pose a risk to someone in the vulnerable category and in particular to a household where someone is being shielded
which was my understanding anyway . but the guy answering the question then hinted a gardener should not be working at that property without first carrying out a full risk assessment .
So is there a checklist available where all boxes have to be ticked and are we allowed to sign this off ourselves ?
I have put Three jobs on hold after hearing the above advice .
!. very elderley lady sheilding her vulnerable husband
2. very elderley lady where i am be required to go through the house to unlock the security gate to the back garden , she is on a zimmer frame so not very mobile .
3. younger couple where i am required to go through the garage to get into back garden .( i dont see a problem with this )
obviously the government guidelines are there to be observed is it best to postpone high risk jobs at the moment ?