CLC Issues New Site Operating Guidance
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has issued new site-safety guidance for those working in the construction industry to help more building sites reopen as we move through April.
Construction News reported on the release of the updated guidance, which it is hoped will allow at least some of those working in the sector to return to work.
The guidance focuses on implementing social distancing measures where possible. It also states that, if social distancing isn’t possible, construction firms should “consider whether that activity needs to continue for the site to continue to operate, and, if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission”.
Build UK, which will be sharing the guidance with those in the industry, said that the Easter weekend provided an opportunity for those working in the sector to “regroup and look ahead”. It added that “more sites are expected to reopen, implementing the new ways of working required for the social-distancing environment in which we now live”.
Earlier this month, the government issued a Notice to Proceed with the HS2 project, which marks the formal approval required for construction work on the new rail link to begin.
However, the government stressed that any construction will need to be carried out in line with the advice from Public Health England in relation to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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