COVID-19

We clearly find ourselves in unprecedented times as an industry, with the situation changing rapidly in terms of information coming from Government about what individuals and businesses are being required to do to help get the situation under control.

We are following updates closely and will endeavour to signpost to relevant and current sources of information.

Current Guidance

Build UK Coronavirus guidance

BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) has produced the following:

Site Operating Procedures 

The Public Health England (PHE) guidance on social distancing in the workplace during coronavirus (COVID-19), which includes sections on construction, tradespeople and working in people’s homes, and the use of private vehicles and car-pooling for travelling to work, have been incorporated into what is now industry-recognised guidance.

The revised Site Operating Procedures (version 5) can be found here.

HSE guidance on RIDDOR Reporting of COVID-19

HSE guidance on fit testing for RPE

Emergency Plan for UK Construction - 1 April

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Guidance & Advice on Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

We are facing a very challenging time and it is crucial that employers are considering the mental health of their workers.

Mates in Mind and Tideway offering free online workshops to SME's and Self Employed on 21 May.

Workforce Briefing Tool - Taking Care during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Supporting Remote Working Checklist

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Homeworking Mental Health Tips

https://www.matesinmind.org/news/covid19-mentalhealth.html

Other advice about health and wellbeing

Mental Health Charity Mind have provided some useful information to help people during this challenging time: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

The Mental Health Foundation have offered some useful insights into looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

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Good practice examples & resources

We will share resources which our members are developing within their own organisations on this page as they become available. If you have something to share which you think could help others, please email us at news@healthinconstruction.co.uk

Skanska - How to Guide to Site Welfare during Covid-19

Derwent London - Covid-19 Client Support Pack

Committing Construction to a Healthier Future.

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