Making Adjustments for Elderly Residents

Considerate constructors understand their community and make adjustments to suit particular needs while the works are carried out.

See the examples below for how one site addressed this:

  • As the majority of tenants in the area of the works are elderly and infirm, the site team identified sight impairment as a potential problem.
  • The team developed an aid to assist the partially sighted, which involved red barriers at potential ‘danger points’ and a bright yellow non-slip ‘pathway’ to indicate where the tenants should walk.
  • This simple system helps minimise the risk of injury to partially sighted residents walking around the site perimeter.

Footer Reference

Monitor report. Northern Gas Networks. North Yorkshire. October 2017.


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