Designing Coronavirus Secure Workspaces for Construction Site Accommodation

The global coronavirus pandemic has brought about huge changes to the ways in which we organise our workspaces. Thanks to technology, home working has become a viable reality for many, but the operability of construction sites and hands-on roles has required quick thinking and adaption of facilities and equipment. Although the world is looking forward to a return to some form of normality, it’s clear that some things will never be the same. The ‘new normal’ will likely include steps to enable workplaces to quickly adapt and mitigate the impact of any future pandemics.

There are many variables to consider when creating a coronavirus secure working environment, specific to individual sites and offices, including:

  • Work patterns & behaviours
  • Locality & commuter routes/distances
  • Availability of space & type of building
  • Nature of work/operations performed
  • Public Health recommendations & changing laws

Decisions and compromises have to be made in comparison to traditional site setups and we have outlined some key considerations in our latest study, with example worked plans and pros/cons matrices.

Every site is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when planning for coronavirus safety. The projects agreed working practices and risk assessments will govern the efficacy of any building design or furniture installation, but collaboration is key to achieving solutions that are safe, practical and cost-effective.

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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