We have adapted our working practices to ensure that we mitigate the risk by closely following the measures advised by Public Health England and adhering to Site Operating Procedures (SOP) Version 6, published by the Construction Leadership Council to protect the workforce and minimise the risk of spread of infection.
Further to the updated Government guidance, there will be no immediate change to the working practices currently in place.
All employees who can work effectively from home will continue to do so. Where it is necessary for employees to attend the workplace or client site, we have strict Health & Safety procedures in place, field-based employees are also asked to familiarise themselves with specific client arrangements on site. Our Health & Safety team are constantly reviewing the measures in place to ensure that they follow current Government guidance.
All staff have been advised to download the NHS Track & Trace App to their company mobile phones and to scan in on all client sites where QR codes are displayed.
We maintain details of sites visited by our Field Staff in our Work Scheduling Systems. Should a member of Field Staff test positive for COVID-19, SOCOTEC will proactively contact any sites visited by that individual within the previous 14 days.
We remain committed to providing the superior service and support that our clients have come to expect of our company throughout these challenging times and we will communicate further updates as the Government restrictions change.
Our Business Continuity Plan for Client Service Delivery during the Covid-19 Pandemic is available here.
To view SOCOTEC's COVID-19 Risk Assessment, click here.