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Northern Irish Government guidance on social distancing in the workplace

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Northern Irish Government have provided guidance on social distancing in the workplace including the construction industry during the coronavirus pandemic. View this guidance by clicking the link below.


Sinks at Turnstiles

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Shannon Hartigan
CategoriesAccess/egress Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

Due to the nature of the recent pandemic and the concerns for safety when entering/exiting site, we decided to install sinks with soap and blue roll either side of the turnstiles to ensure hygiene is at its best when coming into and leaving site. We also added sinks in the the main delivery gates too for the same reasons as…


Canteen Procedure in Light of Coronavirus

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Anne Edwards
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

At Willmott Dixon, we take safety extremely importantly. In the canteen, chairs have been placed one per table and the amount of chairs corresponds with how many operatives are on site that day.


Guidance on social distancing in the workplace for construction

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Public Health England has provided guidance on social distancing for tradespeople working in people’s homes as well as those working in the construction industry. View this guidance by clicking the link below.


Scottish Government guidance for construction sites during the coronavirus pandemic

Published 7 April 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Scottish Government have provided guidance on construction sites and associated works that can continue under specific conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. View this guidance by clicking the link below.


Construction Leadership Council Advice on Temporary Suspension of Sites

Published 1 April 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBoundary security Management Site security Workforce information

Please see the Construction Leadership Council’s document ‘Advice on temporary suspension of sites’. The contents of this document are: Overview Commercial & Legal Issues Suspension planning Site safety Site security Contacts Special consideration for environmental issues Guidance on hired plant and equipment Checklist To view the document, 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…