Though it may seem that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, many health experts believe a second wave of the virus may be on the horizon and is expected to once again impact many industries, including construction. Here are a few precautions your construction team can start taking now.
Keep Following CDC Guidelines – Continue to encourage your team to follow all recommended CDC guidelines, such as maintaining 6 feet apart, wearing masks, frequently washing their hands and reporting any COVID-19 related symptoms.
Task a COVID-19 Manager – If you haven’t already, appoint someone on your team to be the COVID-19 manager to ensure that CDC guidelines are being followed and employee safety concerns are being addressed.
Keep Work Surfaces Clean – Clean and disinfect surfaces every day, especially door handles, desks and common areas to help keep your josbite safe.
Use Contactless Monitoring on the Jobsite – Try using non-contact temperature assessment devices to help improve daily employee health screenings. You can also use a drone with a 360-view to help monitor employee social distancing on large jobsites.
Adjust Work Schedules – If possible, try to stagger the days your employees and vendors are on your jobsite. Or, ask them to work remote if possible to reduce the number of people working at a time. Read more tips on how to manage your team while remote.
Closely Budget Your Projects – Start tightening your project purse strings so that your team is prepared for possible project cancellations or future payment delays.
Add Extra Workspace for Social Distancing – Maintain a healthy work environment by always providing enough space to for your team to work and simultaneously maintain 6 feet of social distance. Easily add more office or common area space when you need it.