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Coronavirus Guidance – Site Operating Procedures

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Showers

The Construction Leadership Council has published Site Operating Procedures on 24 March 2020. They have been developed by Build UK, to implement the Government’s social distancing requirements and minimise the risk of spread of infection of coronavirus. To access the document, please click on the link below.


COVID-19 Impact on Site

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by David Simmons
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Multi-use room

As we are still working on site, to try to monitor our workers temperatures, we are using a surface temperature gun to check to see if anyone has a high temperature. A simple check requiring no contact to see if someone is potentially infected with COVID-19, we can then advise that they seek medical attention or self-isolate. We also have…


COVID-19 Temperature Testing for Workforce

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesCleaning regime Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak, we realise that it is essential that whilst the construction on our project continues, we must do everything we can to protect the health of our workforce and their families whilst they continue to work safely. On our Sir Robert McAlpine Battersea Phase 3A site, we are working with paramedics to carry out daily temperature…


Hand Wash Basins

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by Annmarie Knapp
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The BAM team constructing the new Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital have installed Hand Wash Basins at the entrance to the site compound. The hot and cold water supply is accessed by lever taps that can be turned on using elbows. Staff can wash their hands before entering the shared site accommodation helping to limit the chances of…


COVID-19 Social Distancing

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by John Kilkenny
CategoriesChanging Medical conditions Separate facilities

The construction sector is in a time of massive upheaval and change as a result of COVID-19. Our site has come up with many ways of helping to stop the spread of the virus and to do our part within the community to contain the virus and keep all of our staff, loved ones and the wider community safe. Having…


Protecting our Workforce: Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Regime

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Toilets

On the Westvale Park Primary Academy project, which is currently in week seven (the enabling stage), with the intention of protecting our workforce, we have prepared and introduced a site specific anti-bacterial cleaning regime which we have prepared in line with the recently published Site Operating Procedures from the Construction Leadership Council. The site has remained open, and whilst it…


Two Metre Marker Lines

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by Shannon Hartigan
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

During the current pandemic and to meet government guidelines, we have sprayed lines two metres apart on all walkways and routes to and from site. This ensures everyone is staying a safe distance away from each and that we are working as safely as possible.


Precautions for Coronavirus

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by Richard Trower
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Medical conditions Posters Risk information Working methods

With the impending rise in COVID-19 cases in the UK, coupled with a large construction workforce on Wates’ sites, they have been implementing as many precautions as they can, such as: Hand sanitiser foam at turnstiles Washing facilities on site (welfare area) as well as ‘off site’ in the site compound welfare/canteen areas Hand sanitiser gel at the signing in…


Diverting Stationery Kits to Children in the Midlands

Published 27 March 2020 | Written by Anne Edwards
CategoriesColleges Community liaison Goodwill Nurseries Residents Schools

Over 800 stationery kits bound for a trade fair have been re-assigned to help vulnerable pupils in the Midlands whose schools are closing from Monday 23 March. A team based at the company’s Coleshill office decided to move quickly when they heard the Government announce school closures earlier in the week by diverting the kits full of pens, notepads and…


Build UK: Coronavirus guidance and resources

Published 24 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Medical conditions

The current coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic has not only impacted people’s health globally, but it has significantly impacted many businesses across many industries, including the construction sector. Build UK has therefore created a page on its website dedicated to guidance and support for the construction industry during this challenging and unprecedented time. This web page is updated regularly in line…


Responding to Coronavirus on Site

Published 20 March 2020 | Written by Anne Edwards
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

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…


Coronavirus Welfare Control Measures

Published 20 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

W11 Construction have taken steps to protect their workforce and the community in light of the Coronavirus epidemic. These include a range of welfare and hygiene posters that are being put up around the project as well as documents/procedures that have been implemented. One document that is being implemented is a Coronavirus Welfare Control Measures document. This states that should…


Tips for Home Working

Published 20 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Healthy lifestyle advice Multi-use room Rest Self-employed Worker fatigue

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. Although some people are used to working from home, many of us are not, so the following guidance has been put together to help those who may need some help adjusting. These simple hints and tips may also be useful if a situation like this ever occurs…


Statement of Duty of Care for Essential Travel

Published 19 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

W11 Construction have taken steps to protect their workforce and the community in light of the Coronavirus epidemic. These include a range of welfare and hygiene posters that are being put up around the project as well as documents/procedures that have been implemented. One of the documents that will be be implemented is a Statement of Duty of Care for…


Coronavirus Signing In Process

Published 19 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

W11 Construction have taken steps to protect their workforce and the community in light of the Coronavirus epidemic. These include a range of welfare and hygiene posters that are being put up around the project as well as documents/procedures that have been implemented. One document that is being implemented is a Coronavirus Signing in process. This states that if you…