The Construction leadership Council has scrapped the 15-minute limit for contact between construction workers in its latest version of the coronavirus site operating procedures.
The fourth version of the document which was published on Tuesday has been updated to incorporate a number of technical changes following the recently published government guidance on Working Safely during Coronavirus (Covid-19).
One major u-turn within the guidance is the removal of the requirement for face-to-face contact to be kept to 15 minutes or less.
The section on PPE now also links to the latest Government guidance on face coverings.
Other changes include:
- References to one-way systems and the reconfiguration of seating and tables and an update on portable toilets
- The requirement to share risk assessments with the workforce
- Clarification on when to travel to work, as set out in the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy
- Updated links and wording on social distancing