The UK Prime Minister has called for 250,000 NHS Volunteer Responders!
The tasks can be as simple as, collecting medicine(s) for the sick/elderly. These are simple, yet vital tasks, which could save lives!
Our entire workforce has been asked to sign themselves up as an NHS Volunteer Responder.
We hope some of you can also find the time!
We are in this together!
The UK Prime Minister issued stringent measure to thwart the extent of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can spread the virus even if you don't have symptoms
Take 1-minute to self-report daily, even if you are well. Help our scientists identify:
You will be contributing to advance research on COVID-19 in partnership with leading scientific institutions. This key information will help authorities allocate key resources in advance.
Whilst operating during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that we are protecting our workforce and minimising the risk of spread of infection. This guidance is intended to introduce consistent, enforceable, measures for all our site/non-site operatives, in line with the Government’s recommendations on social distancing.
The health and safety requirements of any construction activity must also not be compromised at this time. If an activity cannot be undertaken safely due to a lack of suitably qualified personnel being available or social distancing being implemented, it should not take place.
We are aware that emergency services are also under great pressure and may not be in a position to respond as quickly as usual. Site teams & Supply Chain Supervisors should remind the workforce at every opportunity of the Site Operating Procedures which are aimed at protecting them, their colleagues, their families and the UK population.
Anyone who meets one of the following criteria should not come to site:
If a worker develops a high temperature or a persistent cough while at work, they should:
Wherever possible workers should travel to site alone using their own transport and must consider:
With cafés and restaurants having been closed across the UK, canteens cannot operate as normal.
Whilst there is a requirement for construction sites to provide a means of heating food and making hot drinks, these are exceptional circumstances and where it is not possible to introduce a means of keeping equipment clean between use & minimise equipment in use.
The workforce should also be required to stay on site once they have entered it and not use local shops.
There will be situations where it is not possible or safe for workers to distance themselves from each other by 2 metres.
Enhanced cleaning procedures should be in place across the all premisis, particularly in communal areas and at touch points including:
Rubbish collection and storage points should be increased and emptied regularly throughout and at the end of each day