Build UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK construction industry, is continuing to update its COVID-19 flowchart to reflect the very latest government guidance. The latest version can be seen here:
There are no current plans for an October lockdown, despite high infection rates, with 49 more coronavirus-related deaths and 36,100 new cases recorded in the UK within the last 24-hour period.
The UK is stepping up its vaccine programme, with booster invites being sent out for vulnerable people and 12-15-year-olds starting to receive their jabs. Up to three million youngsters are now eligible for coronavirus shots.
Businesses in the construction industry, as is the case for virtually all businesses in every sector, are urged to exercise caution and follow the most up-to-date government guidance, which includes Working Safely (construction and other outdoor work).
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Site Operating Procedures remain available as a reference document and should continue to be followed where businesses wish to maintain social distancing on site.
SAEMA, as the leading provider of training and guidance in the temporary and permanent suspended access industry, occupies a vital part in the supply chain for construction workers who work at height. We take a keen interest in the latest developments in the industry, from an economic, sustainability and health and safety viewpoint.