Construction Safety in the time of COVID-19: Learn Five Steps to Keeping Your Construction Projects Safe
Posted on April 7, 2020
If you are running a construction site in the time of COVID-19 then you are likely well aware that there are steps that must be taken to keep your site safe. At Fund Control we have been following developments closely and looking for ways our innovative software can help our clients. Today we are providing five steps that can help improve safety on construction project sites.
- Operating Workplaces Need to Be Cleaned and Inspected Regularly
- There Are People Ready to Clean
- Find Ways to Keep Everyone Six Feet Apart
- Convert Distribution Centers and Other Buildings
- Provide Necessary Gear
Any worksite that has been deemed essential and remains open should have a very thorough cleaning and inspection protocol in place. Everyone who is entering and leaving the site should be able to do so without added stress and worry about what they are exposing themselves and their families to.
Many people in the hotel, restaurant, and entertainment industries are unable to work in their typical careers. Use them as cleaning crews, assuring they have the right PPE to get the job done. They can clean plants, distribution facilities, and construction sites several times per day. This allows your own staff to continue doing their jobs without adding hours of cleaning to their shift.
This may require unique scheduling options that allow workers to come in during what would normally be off-hours so they can avoid other workers. Mark six-foot of space at task-sites so that workers are constantly aware of social distancing and that they know where the limits are.
It is wise to have a worker safety and staging area specific for human resources to move onto sites when scheduled. The goal is to protect everyone and instruct them all on how to complete their tasks as safely as possible. Having a single building or location where people can get information on how they can stay safe makes it easier for them to access the information they need.
We are proud of builders who are converting their spaces to build respirators, masks, and shields for those on the front line, but we would encourage all companies to remember that their own workers need protection too. While it is essential to help healthcare workers get the PPE they need, it is also essential to do everything possible to reduce the number of people coming into their ER. Getting your own workers’ protection equipment is an important part of that.
If you have questions about Fund Control and how we can help a variety of companies with scheduling, organizing, communicating, and more, call us at 800-625-5972 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.