Coronavirus Site Operating Guidance Updated For Fourth Time

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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...

PM tells construction to get back to work

Borris Johnson says its time to re-open construction sites.

Prime minister Boris Johnson announced to the nation last night it was time to re-open construction sites. He said in the televised address that members of the construction and manufacturing industries must be 'actively encouraged' to go back to work. Johnson also relaxed some lockdown restrictions including allowing us to do unlimited outside exercise, sunbathe in parks, drive to the countryside...

COVID-19 Construction Guidance is Unsafe, Warns Unite

Construction Guidance is Unsafe, Warns Unite

The UK's construction union, Unite, has warned the government that the latest guidance on how construction sites should operate during the COVID-19 pandemic is unsafe and puts workers at risk. Unite has said in a statement, the site operating procedures version three published by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has been 'watered-down' as opposed...

Coronavirus site operating guidance updated for third time

Site Operating Procedures Withdrawn

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has published its third version of coronavirus guidance for construction workers in the space of three weeks. The new guidance comes after version 2 was withdrawn within a matter of hours after it was heavily criticised as being too harsh and unworkable. The latest guidance from...

Industry Charity CEO Calls For Immediate Help

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Bill Hill, The CEO of The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has made a personal appeal for help to aid the charity's work. In an industry where two construction workers take their own life every single working day and where 20% of all work absence is due to poor mental wellbeing, a pandemic such as...

Scotland Stops All Non-essential Construction

Scotland Stops All Non-essential Construction

The Scottish government has ordered all work on construction sites to stop unless its for essential projects. The news comes after the Scottish government published new guidance for the construction industry yesterday. The document has made it clear that work on construction projects should cease unless it is supporting crucial work during the coronavirus...

Latest Coronavirus Site Operating Procedures Withdrawn

Site Operating Procedures Withdrawn

The newly revised version of the Site Operating Procedures guidance during the coronavirus outbreak has been ripped-up after immediate 'feedback' from the construction industry The new version of the Site Operating Procedures was published yesterday by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) but withdrawn within just a couple of hours. The edited...

A Crisis Within a Crisis

A list of critical construction projects are being considered by the government

A list of critical construction projects are being considered by the government after Ministers were warned that a blanket shutdown of sites could lead to a total collapse of the construction industry According to The Times, the stark warnings were laid out in a paper produced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

Secretary of State writes open letter to the construction industry

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Business Secretary Alok Sharma has written an open letter to everyone working within the UK construction industry. His letter dated 31 March reads as follows: To everyone working in the UK’s construction sector, In these challenging times, I want to pay tribute to all those who are working tirelessly within the construction industry. Delivering on large or small construction sites across the...

CITB suspends levy payments

CITB suspends levy payments

The CITB has suspended the issue of its levy bills, due for payment in 2020, for an initial period of three months. The bills will subsequently be issued for the full year. The delay will provide immediate financial relief to construction employers during the coronavirus crisis, the CITB said In normal times CITB assesses and sends out levy bills each April...

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