Operational Excellence

The contractor have implemented ‘Operational Excellence’ on all of its sites.

Due to coronavirus they have to work two metres away from each other at all times, have smaller teams on site and have a smaller number of people in meetings.

To do this the contractor employed lean construction techniques such as:

  • High level managers meet to agree a 4 week programme with tasks and resource levels which can be maintained safely’
  • Workforce and Site Managers meet every morning before work starts in smaller teams to overview the plan and action items that may stop the plan
  • Workforce and Site Managers meet back up in the afternoon to record if the tasks and resource levels were achieved and what needs to be actioned for success tomorrow
  • Site Managers feedback to High level managers

This process has stopped a big weekly meeting occurring, ensured the correct amount of resource can safely work in areas on site, increased critical path information and increased communication.

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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