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