How has Coronavirus affected RG Scaffolding?
For many weeks, construction sites and scaffolding companies including RG Scaffolding Solihull were struggling to stay open as the country went into a state of lockdown, but now that some restrictions are beginning to ease, work has been able to start again, but with some distinct differences.
The Pandemic has had an enormous impact on the way the scaffolding and construction industry operates, and it will continue to do for so many months to come. So, how exactly has the virus impacted RG Scaffolding?
Training and Courses
This has meant that scaffolding training was halted entirely, and some scaffolders have been unable to take part in vital training necessary to maintain high levels of scaffolding health and safety, there is also also some workers waiting for the opportunity to refresh their CISRS Cards
Experts have also turned to new ways to ensure those in the scaffolding industry can continue to learn, via online or social distancing training rooms.
Procedures on Scaffolding Sites
Since the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Government has been keen for construction workers to continue their work, as long as they follow certain recommended restrictions. This presents the scaffolding industry with a challenge.
To ensure that scaffolding workers are safe from typical risks presented on a construction site, they must also ensure that they are maintaining a safe distance to try and stop (unknowingly) spreading the virus. Much of the guidance that has been provided is generic in nature and for that reason, training providers are working hard on how it can be applied.
- Lone travelling
- not mixing with work groups
- One-way systems
- Staggered shift and break times
- Hand-sanitiser on site
- More space in break out and wash room facilities
- Limiting the number of workers using hoists and lifts
- Regularly cleaning equipment and common touch points (e.g. buttons and handles)
Our team is continuing to adapt to these new measures and ensure safety that not only complies with Government guidelines, but that we also provide advice and guidance on issues that could face our scaffolding contractors.
Are you looking for health and safety support, or for a free quotation for one of our Scaffolding services? Give us a call today and one of our helpful staff members will give you the right advice and help you need.