COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS
Construction Site Guidance Collection
Page last updated 3rd August (Updated Scottish Safe Return & Restart Guidance)
This page has been prepared by Keenan CDM with the intention of gathering key guidance information from various sources in one location for ease of reference, however is not exhaustive and not guaranteed as fully up-to-date since this is a rapidly developing situation, so please ensure that you follow the latest Government guidance as it is published.
SCOTTISH SAFE SITE OPERATING GUIDANCE
New & updated documents are available to view/download direct from the sources below:
SAFE RETURN & RESTART (Guidance Book) [Updated 31 July – V3]
Expanded Guidelines to Underpin Construction Scotland’s Safe Operating Guidance
By Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum
Working on site during the COVID-19 pandemic: Construction Guidance
By Construction Scotland
COMPLIANCE POSTER FOR SITE DISPLAY
Recommended poster for completion and display on sites / on site hoarding to reassure the public that Covid-19 risks are being safely managed: “Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020”
‘SITE OPERATING PROCEDURES’ GUIDANCE
Industry standard guidance to be followed by contractors to ensure they are protecting their workforce and minimising the risk of spread of infection.
GUIDANCE DOCUMENT – CLC (Construction Leadership Forum) Site Operating Procedures – Protecting Your Workforce During Coronavirus (Covid-19) [Issue 05, 4th July 2020] UK Guidance – NB This update comes into effect on 4th July but now only applies to England as it reduces social distancing from 2m to a new ‘1m plus’ rule. Scottish sites must follow the Scottish SOP with regard to social distancing.
CITB GUIDANCE, CHECKLISTS & FORMS
CITB Coronavirus (COVID-19) communication updates pages
COVID-19 SITE SAFETY CHECKLISTS & FORMS (from CITB Page update 3rd July)
CC01: COVID-19 – Site operating procedures compliance checklist: An interactive checklist to ensure compliance with current guidance on protecting your workforce on site during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Download: CC01 COVID-19 – Site operating procedures compliance checklist (PDF file, 1MB) – CLC v.5
CC02: COVID-19 – Health, safety and environmental risk assessment template: A guide offering example control measures for those required to undertake risk assessment of the workplace and specific activities on site. An interactive risk assessment template is also included in order to facilitate this process.
Download: CC02 COVID-19 – Health safety and environment risk assessment template (PDF file, 2MB) – CLC v.5
CC03: COVID-19 – A toolbox talk for construction workers: Designed to be delivered to construction workers by their manager or supervisor. Good communication is essential for health and safety management on construction sites. It is vitally important that contractors, managers and supervisors engage and consult with workers, as it is an effective way of identifying hazards and controlling risks.
Download: CC03: COVID-19 – A toolbox talk for construction workers (PDF file, 325KB) – CLC v.5
CC04: COVID-19 – Weekly site operating procedures checklist: An interactive checklist, designed to ensure ongoing compliance with both established and additional procedures.
Download: CC04: COVID-19 – Weekly site operating procedures checklist (PDF file, 1MB) – CLC v.5
CITB Additional resources
We (CITB) have also released our complete library of 98 interactive checklists and forms from our GE700 Construction Site Safety publication for free download. The comprehensive range of checklists and forms are designed to help with the day-to-day management of construction sites.
Link: GE700 – Checklists and forms
CICV FORUM ‘RESTART SIGNAGE PACK’
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has produced a pack of free practical signage to help with the safe return to work.
This free pack of 20 open source documents include posters, checklists and fact sheets advising on practical restart measures including physical distancing, hygiene and one-way systems in offices, depots and sites.
Designed to be downloaded, printed off and displayed in a variety of settings, including receptions, kitchens, canteens and offices, there is space for your own company logo and point of contact to be added. Download the free pack from CICV here.
All information is correct as of 18 June 2020.
Also, the construction industry has come together to show how it has been interpreting and applying government guidance in responding to Covid-19 by providing practical examples of how it is safeguarding its workforce while operating sites [Links to webpage with many examples].
CONTRACTORS SITE PROCEDURES VIDEOS
Detailing measures taken, rules, etc and prepared using CLC Site Operating Procedures guidance (Various Dates).
UK GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE
UK Government Guidance Document for Construction and other outdoor work [Updated 14th June 2020]
“Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) in construction and other outdoor work”