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Re-Opening an Empty Building Checklist and Risk Assessment

Bira Legal have created a downloadable checklist and risk assessment template that can be used when looking to re-open your business following its closure. Complete these forms before you plan to re-open to ensure the safety of yourself and your employees.

Use these template to record important checks of your premises before returning to work after lockdown.  Stay alert to government announcements on return to work and complete before reoccupation.

Checklist includes statutory checks, fire safety, emergency lighting, building security, contractors, water safety, utilities, equipment and staffing.


Download the re-occupation checklist and risk assessment


Bira Legal, provided by Ellis Whittam, have created a Coronavirus Advice Hub which includes a range of resources and advice blogs. It’s free to sign up and you’ll have access to furlough letter templates, return to work forms, guides to PPE, empty building checklists and more. Click here to go to the Hub.


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This document and advice was correct at the time of publication on the Bira website. Please visit the EW Coronavirus Advice Hub to view up to date documents and advice.



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