Site operating procedures - protecting your workforce during COVID-19
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) guidance is intended to introduce consistent measures on construction sites of all types and sizes in line with the Government’s recommendations on social distancing and ensure employers and individuals make every effort to comply.
Examination of lifting equipment
The Health and Safety Executive has published guidance on the examination of lifting equipment, and their approach to enforcement on this issue, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
COVID-19 - Site safety checklists and forms
During the pandemic it is essential that the workforce is protected to minimise the risk of infection on construction sites.
We have worked hard with the CLC and others to produce a comprehensive range of interactive checklists and forms to assist construction employers. The resources will ensure that those who are permitted and able to return to work have a clear understanding of how they can apply the CLC’s COVID-19 Site operating procedures guidance (Version 5, updated 4 July) in practice. Guidance on issues such as close working, cleaning and what employees should do if they become unwell is included.
Download: All COVID-19 forms (ZIP file, 2MB)
CC01: COVID-19 – Site operating procedures compliance checklist
An interactive checklist, designed to be used to ensure compliance with current guidance on protecting your workforce on site during the COVID-19 pandemic. The checklist can be amended with additional comments to ensure it aligns with specific site policies. The checklist will help organisations to establish whether crucial health and safety principles are embedded in their day-to-day operations during the pandemic.
Download: CC01 COVID-19 - Site operating procedures compliance checklist (PDF file, 1MB)
CC02: COVID-19 – Health, safety and environmental risk assessment template
A guide offering example control measures for those required to undertake risk assessment of the workplace and specific activities on site. An interactive risk assessment template is also included in order to facilitate this process.
Download: CC02 COVID-19 - Health safety and environment risk assessment template (PDF file, 2MB)
CC03: COVID-19 – A toolbox talk for construction workers
Designed to be delivered to construction workers by their manager or supervisor. Good communication is essential for health and safety management on construction sites. It is vitally important that contractors, managers and supervisors engage and consult with workers, as it is an effective way of identifying hazards and controlling risks.
Download: CC03: COVID-19 – A toolbox talk for construction workers (PDF file, 325KB)
CC04: COVID-19 – Weekly site operating procedures checklist
An interactive checklist, designed to ensure on-going compliance with both established and additional procedures.
Download: CC04: COVID-19 – Weekly site operating procedures checklist (PDF file, 1MB)
We have also released our complete library of 98 interactive checklists and forms from our GE700 Construction Site Safety publication for free download. The comprehensive range of checklists and forms are designed to help with the day-to-day management of construction sites.
Link: GE700 - Checklists and forms
On May 11, the UK Government published Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work, a document to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during the COVID‑19 pandemic. The guidance emphasises the importance of keeping as many people as possible two metres apart from those they do not live with. You can download it here.
Last updated: 3 July 2020