During the COVID-19 pandemic, construction projects have suffered both in terms of delays and additional costs.
The Government has published guidance on how businesses involved in construction and other outdoor work can work safely during coronavirus.
One of the seven steps to protect yourself, your staff and your customers during coronavirus is to make sure everyone is social distancing on site. One of the easiest ways to ensure this is possible is to limit the number of people, where practicable, onto your site.
To support this measure, safety and security specialists SafeSite Facilities have produced a free self-assessment designed to help construction site managers and principal contractors identify and minimise risks on site.
The checklist identifies the main site safety and security considerations, with space to note any corrective action that may need to be taken to minimise any possible harm or damage.
Greig McGarva, Hire and Sales Team Leader, SafeSite Facilities, said: “Our customers are working tirelessly to ensure they continue to meet their construction targets on time and on budget, despite the restrictions to site access placed on them during the pandemic. That’s why we have created the free construction site safety and security assessment, so they can carry out a self-assessment and, with our guidance, put in place the appropriate measures to mitigate any risks that are identified.”
“At this challenging time, it is vital, now more than ever, that health and safety protocols are followed. We’ve seen a sharp increase in enquiries for our range of portable hand sanitation units, which provide additional handwashing facilities; so that personnel on-site can maintain good hand hygiene to keep the workplace clean and prevent infection transmission.”
Click here to download the free Construction Site Safety and Security Assessment.