Social Distancing and Cleaning within a Hoist Car

To ensure social distancing within a hoist car, the project team have implemented signage and marked up the floor.

All hoists can only fit 8 workers and a hoist operator, to enforce compliance all hoist operators have been briefed about the procedure, signage informing maximum capacity has been implemented, yellow foot marks has been painted on hoist floor and a mandatory toolbox talk has been provided to all subcontractors informing them of the procedure, which also including stopping hoist if necessary, in case someone fails to comply.

Antibacterial wipes are also available on every hoist on this project with the method statement being updated to include the cleaning procedure. Signage has been displayed within hoist car to remind operators about cleaning regime. On a daily basis during the morning briefing, hoist operators are reminded about the procedure. Prior to operating the hoist, operators must use anti-bacterial wipes provided to clean the hoist operator panel, hoist key lock off and padlock, hoist door and hoist landing gates.

Adding to that, use of face covering is mandatory and hoist operators must be wearing face shields at all times.

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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