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Protecting Site Workers

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Protecting Site Workers

As of July 4th 2020, Lockdown restrictions will once again ease meaning more shops, bars, and construction sites can reopen as normal (well following strict government guidelines). But how will we keep protecting our site workers?

Protecting Site Workers

The aim is to slowly phase out of Lockdown permanently so the country can get back and resemble some sort of normality, whilst controlling COVID-19 and keeping the number of cases to decline.

Here at RG Scaffolding Solihull near Birmingham, we have picked out the government’s key points, and share with you the importance of them so you get a full understanding.

Protecting Site Workers by keeping Contact to a minimum

The first thing site workers should do is carefully consider who needs to be on site and try to keep numbers to a minimum where possible to reduce the risk of the spread of the virus. So, this means staggered work patterns for each site worker for the coming weeks, and monitor everyone’s temperature

2 metre gaps

One of the most important aspects of these guidelines are the social distancing rules which require people to keep a 2-metre distance from one another at all times, including whilst they are in the workplace and on construction sites.

However, when it’s not possible to follow social distancing guidelines, you should consider whether that activity needs to take place for the site to continue to operate, and, if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission.

Hygiene

RG Scaffolding are encouraging to wash your hands before getting into enclosed machinery (such as diggers) with others and wash their hands every time they get out. To help with this, you should consider adding additional pop-up handwashing stations or facilities, providing soap, water and/or hand sanitiser.

Other Guidelines

While on site there is also some other guidelines to follow such as a strict ban on sharing any PPE including. High-vis jackets. Any visitors on site must bring their own PPE from home.

 

There will also be a one-way system where possible on site, as well as staggered lunch breaks, and holding meetings outdoors when possible.

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