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Construction: Covid security best practice

HSE are very actively conducting site visits during Lockdown, primarily to check Covid security arrangements.

As the construction sector is still able to operate during Lockdown 3, it is essential that sites are Covid-secure. Employers must make sure that appropriate measures are in place to keep workers, visitors and customers are safe.

Senior Consultant, Wayne Hodgson, has shared these examples of best practice to protect your workforce during the pandemic:

  • All workforce attending site to be briefed on hazards associated with Coronavirus and importance of maintaining good standards of hygiene.
  • Only those personnel who cannot work from home should be attending site. Office and admin staff should be working from home where possible.
  • A record of the personnel attending site on each shift shall be kept for at least 21 days by Site Management to allow information to be provided to Test & Trace if needed.
  • Where possible, meetings will be held by phone or video conferencing.

Other key areas that HSE are focusing on during spot checks are the control of dust (internally and externally), and how pedestrians are segregated from construction site transport.

SML are on hand to support your business all year round. Contact us today for more information on keeping your sites and workers safe.

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