Even though we’re over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus is still threatening the health of construction’s workers and taking a toll on project timelines. It’s likely that your company has already determined the best course of action to help mitigate the risk of spreading the virus on your jobsites, but it’s never too late to learn from another contractor.
Balfour Beatty, one of the world’s largest construction companies, has recently uploaded their COVID-19 Safety Orientation Video on YouTube in both English and Spanish. The 7 minute video explains the company’s policies and practices to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
First, each employee much undergo a daily symptom check, have their temperature taken, and disclose whether or not they have come into contact with anyone that has or believes they have COVID-19. The company also posts visual reminders throughout the jobsite as reminders for the guidelines.
The video also covers social distancing, facial covering requirements, and break room requirements. To help aide in the social distancing requirement, Balfour Beatty expects small teams of 5 or less to be formed, which helps to reduce a widespread exposure if one team member happens to contract the virus.
Hand washing and sanitization stations are set up around their jobsites and the company suggests for their employees to wash or disinfect their hands several time throughout the day. Additionally, Balfour also suggests sanitizing equipment and tools on a regular basis.
You can watch both the English and Spanish version of Balfour Beatty’s COVID-19 Safety Orientation below: