1. We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with the people who work on our construction and development sites
  2. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance
  3. We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home where it is practical to do so
  4. We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in all areas on site
  5. Where people cannot be 2m apart, we have done everything practical to manage transmission risk

The Government’s position is that construction activity is allowed where safe systems of work can be established to meet both Construction Leadership Council and Public Health England guidelines. The vast majority of construction cannot be undertaken from home and requires individuals to travel to projects, providing they are well and neither they nor a member of their household are self-isolating.

During this pandemic and in these unprecedented times Rydon is fully committed as a responsible Principal Contractor under CDM 2015 to safeguard all stakeholders to meet Government Guidance, recommended best practice and create a controlled safe working environment.

To help plan, manage and coordinate construction and development activities Rydon has fully reviewed working conditions in parallel with established guidance and has produced a full comprehensive risk assessment. From this we have defined control measures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These include:

  • Specific attention to social distancing measures in the workplace
  • Stricter personal hygiene best practice
  • Correct wearing of suitable PPE to eliminate any residual risk
  • Revised and updated Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) addressing current safe working are required from all subcontractors prior to them working on site
  • All subcontractors must participate in on-line induction that includes a video on social distancing and safe working practices
  • A Reduced site workforce to ensure compliance with safe working
  • Adapting site welfare, canteen, signage, access and egress and the provision of additional management and logistics to drive compliance
  • Site managers delivering daily talks and complete daily COVID-19 site check lists covering safe working
  • All sites undergoing a weekly manager review