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.
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.
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.
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.