The industry has been warned that safety must remain critical as it steps up to the latest stage of its re-start programme today.
Construction was given the green light to move to phase three of its own phased six-step restart plan “subject to ongoing consultation with government”.
The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum has welcomed further easing of restrictions but insists health and safety and collaboration must continue at the heart of an industry-wide approach.
Alan Wilson, the forum’s chairman, said: “Moving to Phase 2 of the national route map and Phase 3 of the construction restart plan is a further positive move which we wholly welcome. A steady, planned return to normal in both the construction industry and in the Scottish economy more generally, could not be more desirable but health and safety considerations remain critical.
“Our members are well prepared to meet the challenge of the phased return with caution, ever-conscious of the importance of not rushing at it, doing things properly and following the Forum-produced guidelines which are contained in a range of industry advice about correct working practices during course of the crisis.”
To help the restart, the Forum has released a short film outlining the key health and safety steps workers should take. Watch it here…
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©Scottish Plant. Article posted 22/6/2020