We expect all teams to introduce effective social distancing measure without delay. We understand that this is an uncertain time and we all need to take accountability for our actions and keeping safe. We can’t central plan for every scenario unfortunately and you need to make pragmatic decisions for your local situation. Like with our normal risk and safety assessments it helps if you view the situation as a team and 'do us favour' when you see people not following your agreed guidelines.
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If you carry out a site based role your team must also consider a sensible pattern of work which introduces social distancing where possible whilst maintaining the safe and effective operation of the project. You should also take into consideration people’s personal circumstance.
This will also vary from project to project but could include such things as:
What do we tell drivers who are making deliveries to sites? Here is a briefing you can share with drivers making deliveries to sites. This has also been sent by SHES to all sites and procurement teams are briefing our suppliers and subcontractors.
If a team share a van to go from site to site, they can continue to do so if nobody is showing any symptoms or been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Please keep your vehicle clean, stay in your teams with the same person driving wherever possible and wash your hands regularly.
If you are on a project where you have to go into people’s homes. You should make sure that you have your PPE and that it is in good condition. Before entering the home, you should check that no-one in a high risk category has been in the property. This would include anyone who is self-isolating because they have:
If they have not, you can carry on at work as normal. Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before entering and immediately after leaving the property. If they answer yes to any of the above questions, you should not enter the property. Please speak to your line manager for further advice
Some of our staff work away from home and need to use hotels and eat in restaurants etc how do we do this? There are a variety of ways to address this, for example:
We are reducing our footprint on our offices to make it easier for us to clean regularly. You should work from home, where possible. When in an office or depot follow all social distancing measures must be followed, for example: