Best practice when working in the UK AEC industries with Covid-19

Sphion Ltd are proud to announce we have recently undertaken the online CITB COURSE on COVID-19. Setting up and operating a safe construction site is aimed at site managers and supervisors who are required to set up and operate a construction site during a pandemic. Its content though is applicable to anyone who works in, or interacts with, construction sites.


This course will help to prepare us better for managing the health, safety and environmental aspects of a construction site during a pandemic. Here are the links to the courses run free by CITB

COVID-19 Setting up and operating a safe construction site - V

COVID-19 Setting up and operating a safe construction site - Survey

Also see links providing very useful information for anyone working in the architecture, engineering and construction industries and UK construction sites:

https://builduk.org/coronavirus/

https://builduk.org/news/2020/03/site-operating-procedures/

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation and taking steps to help keep everyone on-site safe.

Please see the HSE latest information regarding coronavirus.
https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/coronavirus.htm…

We also strongly recommend if you choose to continue working, that your risk assessments and method statements are updated conforming to the Public Health England Guidelines and how these measures will be implemented on your site with immediate effect. Please see link below:

https://www.gov.uk/…/…/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

We would like to draw your attention in particular to guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK.

https://www.gov.uk/…/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-health…

and the cleaning of non-healthcare settings:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/…/COVID19_Guidance…

Please also review the following information for Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about COVID-19.

https://www.gov.uk/…/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-a…

We are working from home - we are contactable and open for business as normal.

Daniel Rogan - 01925 387 080

We would like to say a huge thank you to our staff, clients, contractors, advisors, and everyone else in the Sphion family for their support and encouragement during these challenging times we are facing.

Sphion Ltd are confident that we will all come out of these experiences stronger than ever, if we work together to protect each other.

Stay safe, healthy and prosperous everyone.

For anyone interested in the free course head to the CITB website.

The eCourse covers the following topics in 4 modules.

 

1. Course Introduction

  • Hazards and risks of infectious diseases

  • Legislation and guidance

  • Distancing

 

2. General site measures

  • Planning

  • Travelling to and from site

  • Site access and egress

  • Site Facilities and Cleaning

  • Driving on site

  • Distancing (additional mitigation measures)

  • Emergency Procedures

 

3. Outside the site gates

  • Self-Isolation

  • Protecting the wider community

 

4. Conclusion and end of course knowledge check

  • Summary

  • Course Exam

 

You will receive certification that you have successfully completed COVID-19 Setting up and operating a safe construction site.

Certification is valid for five years.