Robert Jenrick MP says buildings must continue to be maintained during the Covid-19 crisis – How we can help…

Mar 27, 2020

By now it’s understandable for you to want to know how your daily role as a property manager in the UK will be affected during COVID-19. With Robert Jenrick’s recent announcement and relating IRPM article, we can give a bit more of an idea of what the coming months will look like. Along with how we can help….

NEWSFLASH: Robert Jenrick MP says buildings must continue to be maintained during the Covid-19 crisis

Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) confirmed on BBC Radio 4 today that contractors should continue to work on site to ensure the maintenance of buildings for fire safety and sanitation reasons and for cladding remediation works to continue, provided the work is done in accordance with Public Health England guidance, i.e. 2 metre distancing, etc.

“There are settings in for example the construction industry where it is extremely important that we try to help people to continue to go to work. For example, ensuring that the maintenance of our critical infrastructure, our roads, our railways and public transport network. For example, ensuring that buildings are maintained properly for fire safety, for sanitation reasons. For example, ensuring that important programmes like the removal of dangerous ACM cladding on high-rise buildings continues, so there is essential work going on in the housing and construction industry that we want to encourage as long as it is safe to do so.” – Robert Jenrick MP 

How we can help…

While it’s crucial for tenant’s safety for essential work to continue, it also creates the danger of COVID-19 spreading across your sites. We want to help you keep these sites safe.

Forsite is designed to automatically identify maintenance staff’s arrival and departure on site. Usually utilised for site health and safety, we have easily been able to build in COVID-19 risk assessment functionality into our check-in process. The whole process is completed on our mobile phone app so there is no risk of surface transmission.

This provides property managers, optimal visibility of who’s on their sites and what risk of transmission they pose.

If you’re interested in finding out more visit our COVID-19 page.

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