Coronavirus Hand Sanitisation

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent risk our supply chain partners are exposed to on a daily basis by continuing to keep our projects running, we investigated a variety of hand sanitisation solutions as part of our on-site Coronavirus Management Strategy.

There are many proprietary systems available on the market, but the majority required operating by hand, which obviously doesn’t eliminate risk of the spread of germs. We also questioned what would happen to the units when the project finished (would they be sent to landfill?), and how would we ensure whatever solution we selected remained clean?

Our site team devised and constructed a foot operated, solar-fed, hand sanitisation unit – constructed on site using recycled materials – providing a safer, environmentally friendly solution. The unit has been designed so that it’s liners can be replaced with ease, enabling the site team to change them at regular intervals throughout the day to maintain cleanliness.

The unit has been designed so that the water from it is then filtered through a French drain style filtration system. The recycled water is then used on site to water plants around the welfare unit and to wash down tools and plant. To date we have reused 250 litres of water from this system.

This example of best practice is just one way that projects can work to tackle the virus and reduce the spread. For full guidance and the latest Government advice read the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures.

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