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Make Sure Your Construction Business Is COVID-Safe

Author: FASTSIGNS® Hammersmith

Now in the current climate since Covid-19, additional safety measures need to be taken for the health and safety of your employees.

Construction sites are hazardous places. They require a comprehensive suite of safety signage, which aims to keep staff and visitors on the site informed of any immediate risks and ensure busy sites remain compliant.

Now in the current climate since Covid-19, additional safety measures need to be taken for the health and safety of your employees.

According to government guidance on how to safely return to work, we have created a simple checklist to help you return to business as smoothly as possible:

  1. Sanitation Station
    In every workspace, increase the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning. Make sure your work environment is equipped with enough sanitation stations to ensure employees can easily wash their hands on a regular basis.
  2. Social Distancing
    Every reasonable effort must be made to comply with the social distancing guidelines (keeping people 2m apart wherever possible). In areas where this might be difficult to do, set out A-frames to remind employees to take care and stay within their designated areas.
  3. Wayfinding signs
    A-frames can also be used as wayfinding signs. Help keep your operation running smoothly by incorporating a safe and well-thought-out system that will guide employees, contractors, and suppliers safely around the site.
  4. Health and Safety boards
    Safety signage is a mandatory requirement on any construction site. The signage displayed must inform people of any risks and indicate the types of behaviors they should demonstrate to remain safe. Make sure these safety signs now also include the relevant Covid-safety measurements. 
  5. Common area
    Will your employees congregate around a specific area? Make sure there are plenty of safety signs and notice boards around to remind them about the new measures and make them feel safe at the workplace.
  6. Face shields
    If it can’t be avoided and work needs to be carried out in a confined space, provide safety equipment to help protect your employees. They can be wearing face shields that can help prevent the spread of the virus. Or ensure they work back to back if possible.
  7. Banners
    Now that you are back in business, it is the perfect time to also advertise. Let people know who you are and that your business is open for business. Use PVC or Mesh banners on your scaffolding or on-site to get your name and message noticed.
  8. Vehicle graphics
    Is your business vehicle branded? Does it show off all your skills and services? Update or add vehicle graphics to advertise on the move and when parked on site. This is the best form of advertising and covers a wide audience while out on the road.

For more details about our safety signs, browse through our online catalogs here.

Depending on the site’s requirements, FASTSIGNS would assess your needs and may recommend using durable substrates such as Correx or aluminum composite when creating the physical signage. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help. You can contact us on (020) 383-5536 x9