UK COVID-19 Guidelines. How will you operate effectively?

Jun 15, 2020

As the UK construction industry cautiously goes back to work, the main priority is making sites Covid secure with the aim of limiting transmission. HM Government has put out its own guidelines to work safely at sites for the coming months, most points aiming to increase physical distancing, visitor management and limiting transmission risks. We took a look at these guidelines and came up with a few ways you can implement these changes at your workplace without hindering your team’s effectiveness. 

HM Guidelines – Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work
3.1 Coming to work and leaving work

“Providing alternatives to touch-based security devices such as keypads.”

Forsite Solution

By implementing a mobile-based solution you gain the all the visitor management functionality of a touch-based system in a completely contactless manor. Limiting transmission risks at site entry and exit areas. 

3.2 Moving around buildings and worksites

“Reducing the number of people in attendance at site inductions and consider holding them outdoors wherever possible with social distancing.”

Forsite Solution

Using smart automation to send induction information directly to a contractor’s phone dramatically reduces human contact on site during inductions. 

4.1 Manage contacts

“Maintaining a record of all visitors, if this is practical.”

Forsite Solution

Automate visitor, staff, or contractor logs with automated proof of presence. All users time of entry and exit is automatically logged creating precise and easily accessible contact tracing records in case of an outbreak. 

At Forsite we are committed to supporting a safe return to business, so have added a range of features to help protect your sites and people.

The keys to evaluate a software ROI

The keys to evaluate a software ROI

What is a typical Software ROI? Many B2B software packages promise 200%+ ROI’s. But what does this actually mean? It means that for every £1 spent the client will either save or earn £2. For most businesses this will be a driver in establishing the business case for...

How can digital tools drive cost control for the construction sector?

How can digital tools drive cost control for the construction sector?

The cost landscape in construction It is no secret that managing margins for large scale construction projects is a challenge. The competitive tendering landscape combined with increasing construction costs presents a huge challenge for management teams. While there...

3 ways Forsite helps property managers through Covid-19

3 ways Forsite helps property managers through Covid-19

We live in unprecedented times.  Nobody really understands the scale of what lies ahead and how significant the ongoing impact of Covid-19 will be. But there are some certainties we can plan around, and where Forsite can make a fundamental difference to managing...

Avoiding person-to-person contact

Avoiding person-to-person contact

The number one priority right now is to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The more we can avoid community transmission early on, the more lives that will be saved.  Hence we have suddenly become familiar with “physical distancing” and “social isolation”. This behavioral...

Coronavirus cost management

Coronavirus cost management

It’s strange to think of the story of COVID-19 a few weeks ago. What started off a relatively isolated and acute issue now has the world in its grip, and it’s tightening. The medical risks of the virus mean unprecedented global “physical distancing“.  The trickledown...