In line with the Government’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, issued on 10th May, we will be recommencing construction works across many of our sites over the coming days and weeks.
To meet the challenges of the "new-normal", we have designed a bespoke set of Site Operating Procedures to govern all current and new sites during the pandemic. This S.O.P has been developed to incorprate the latest Industry, Government and Public Health England guidance, and aligns with the recommendations for Safe Working Procedures, issued by the Construction Leadership Council.
These new operating procedures provide clear guidance to protect our workforce, which includes; when not to come to work; travel arrangements to avoid public and shared transport; daily pre-start inductions with temperature and COVID-19 symptom checks; an enhanced cleaning regime for welfare facilities; staged shifts and breaks ensuring compliance with the 2m rule; avoidance of close working with one-way systems and alternative construction methods; issue of effective PPE and hand washing stations; site rules for deliveries ensuring drivers remain onboard; cleaning of cabs and controls for all plant; and mitigation of virus transfer risks during first aid.
Our off-site management and support staff will be working from home, wherever possible, using the latest IT applications for remote meetings and conference calls. When a visit to the Norwich or Mildenhall office is required new rules apply with health checks, social distanced workstations and enhanced cleaning.
"An incredible amount of thought has been put into how we are going to get back to work in these unprecedented times. Our new operating procedures will achieve our primary focus of protecting our workforce against the spread of the virus, whilst we get our current projects back on track and plan for new starts, both with new ways of collaborative, but safe, working with our clients, project designers, and trusted supply-chain."
Steve Nugent - Managing Director