Scaffolding Industry urged to use NHS COVID-19 App
Another Coronavirus update for you, scaffolding business owners have urged other companies in the UK to adopt the new NHS COVID-19 app which launched September 24th for England and Wales.
NHS APP ADOPTED FOR SCAFFOLDERS
The new app is designed to let customers and employees QR check-in at venues and construction sites, and will be an important way for NHS Test and Trace in England to contact multiple people when coronavirus outbreaks are identified.
Construction sites, where scaffolding is involved such as the Scaffold on Big Ben in London, has been operating throughout the pandemic using Site Operating Procedures to ensure COVID-secure environments, a model of safety best practice that has been taken up in other sectors across the country.
Contact-Tracing on the Scaffolding Site
We are urging all employers in the scaffolding sector to ensure QR codes are displayed prominently on sites and in workplaces around Birmingham and Solihull, and that steps are taken to encourage employees to download the app and use it regularly on a daily basis.
The contact tracing element of the app works by using low-energy Bluetooth to log the amount of time you spend near other app users, and distance between you, so it can alert you if someone you have been close to later tests positive for COVID-19, even if you don’t know or work with each other.
Solihull is also the home of RG Scaffolding, a scaffold hire and design company based in the West Midlands city.