Following the government's announcement to lockdown the country on 23rd March 2020, the team started working from home, brainstorming, and using zoom and Microsoft teams to communicate as usual and come up with new ideas to make the most the time and rare opportunity.
We used these early weeks to plan for the safe return to site which is our number one priority and worked on incorporating the new social distancing and safety measures onsite.
We first put this in place of a few sites where we are acting as principal contractors and staggered our return ensuring everyone was comfortable.
Having all the procedures in place at an early stage was a must, we had to stay “alert” as Boris said to keep up with the changing guidance and control measures.
We begin stocking up on the vital PPE we use every day the addition of sanitiser and cleaning products. We adjusted our site welfare to make sure all environments were safe and had the correct space and we introduced online videos, toolbox talks, and adjusted our RAMS and SOPS.
We are pleased with how serious everyone is taking the new way of life on site and our new COVID aware high vis vests act as a constant reminder.