Construction health and safety during COVID-19
The government has started easing lockdown restrictions, with more people now encouraged to start returning to work. The prime minister said that people in construction and manufacturing as those who could not work from home, who should return to building sites and factories.
In order to support the health and safety to clients in the construction sector, we offer practical consultancy and training services to support the return to work and help you protect people and your business. Here are a few examples of how we can help:
- Review your existing site health and safety operating procedures, identify gaps and recommend actions for improvement
- Deliver bespoke training of health and safety in construction
- Provide your employees the Level 1 Health and Safety in Construction training (RQF)
- Ongoing consultancy support to meet your specific needs
- Help you develop a robust Business Continuity Plan
The Lighthouse Club app & GOV.UK ‘Find Help’ toolkit
The Helpline app launched by The Lighthouse Club charity. The free app provides a platform to seek guidance and information in a discreet manner, without the need to supply any personal details. It provides access to a vast range of resources and topics covering mental, physical and financial wellbeing. To find out more and download the app, click here (External link – Opens in a new tab or window).
Additionally, a new ‘Find Help’ toolkit is currently available on GOV.UK (External link – Opens in a new tab or window) to support those struggling due to COVID-19. Users will answer a series of questions and be signposted to the relevant services based on their needs and where they live.
CITB’s COVID-19 wellbeing blog
CITB’s Health and Safety Policy Lead, the Reverend Kevin Fear’s blog. Here he talks about some of the day-to-day measures that everyone in construction can take to look after their mental health, as well as tools and resources available for employers.
Accidents, security and other incidents
In an emergency (for example, an accident, fire, or break in), people do not have to stay 2m apart if it would be unsafe.
People involved in the provision of assistance to others should pay particular attention to sanitation measures immediately afterwards, including washing hands.
If first aid cover for your business is reduced because of coronavirus or you can’t get the first aid training you need, there are some things you can do so that you still comply with the law. Read First Aid cover and qualifications during the coronavirus.
Please contact us today email@example.com who will be able to give advice and guidance to support your business.