Digital Coronavirus Declarations for Site Entry in Ireland

In Ireland the construction industry is following the guidance laid out in the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Construction Sector Coronavirus Pandemic Standard Operating Procedures. This requires that all site personnel complete the CIF Online C19 Induction before going to a construction site. The SOP also requires that contractors have all personal attending site complete a self-declaration around any foreign travel or coronavirus like symptoms. Sisk require that these are completed every week so that all workers on our sites are protected from transmission.

Initially these were a paper based form that was collected by operatives at the end of the week and returned to site completed on a Monday morning. This generally worked well but did require a Sisk staff member to check the declarations for any issues that required follow up. Also some operatives would forget their declaration and a new one would have to be filled out. This caused a queue at the entrance on a Monday morning as it did not take many people forgetting to slow down entry as social distancing was being observed

The Sisk team at Fibonacci Square have now implemented a digital self-declaration form that can easily be completed from any smartphone. This is stored on a secure GDPR compliant database which automatically emails the Safety Advisor if any person answers a question where follow up is needed.

This has greatly sped up access to site, reduced the printing of paper forms and improved social distancing measures.

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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