Responding to Coronavirus on Site

With the danger of Coronavirus and the very likely potential for lockdown on a construction site should anyone working there develop the virus we responded to the problem by initiating a plan, which includes communicating with our supply chain partners, customers and staff.

We have listened to our employees fears and feedback in respect of the virus and held toolbox talks on the subject.

We have taken precautions to avoid the spread of the virus by training our supply chain in infection control measures, and a contingency plan has been made to continue service for as long as we possibly can.

We have attempted to reduce the chance of infection on our site by sending those employees who are non-essential away from site so they can work from home as it is not essential for them to attend site every day. This reduces the chance of possible infection.

A number of hand sanitisers have been placed around the turnstiles and offices and there are posters explaining about how to wash hands in the toilets and posters in respect of mental health help and advice lines, as a lot of the impact of Coronavirus has been to peoples anxiety and mental health.

We have an operative newsletter and latest NHS advice was included within.

We will continue to monitor and react to the situation and be guided by local government.

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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