Construction works can be disruptive for the local community, especially for vulnerable people with particular needs. Sites should work to minimise disruption and liaise with vulnerable people in the community.
See the examples below for how one site achieved this:
- The site is a major roadworks project through a town centre, heavily impacting the local community. It was identified that people with dementia can have great difficulty navigating public works as they involve major change to a familiar area.
- The Public Liaison Officer undertook training from the Alzheimer’s Society to become a ‘Dementia Champion’.
- They are now delivering ‘Dementia Friends’ training to all site operatives to enable the site to become ‘Dementia Friendly’.
- Hard hat stickers have been devised for the ‘Dementia Friends’ to give any member of the public suffering dementia the confidence to approach the site personnel for help if they are struggling to navigate site works.
This initiative has since been rolled out across other sites.
Monitor report. Eurovia Contracting North. Buckinghamshire. February 2018.