The West of England Mayor has welcomed the new Safe Working Charter; helping construction sites to reopen in line with the latest health and safety guidance.
Regional Mayor Tim Bowles has signed up to the charter, launched by the Government and the Home Builders Federation on 13 May. Construction companies signing up to the Charter commit to returning to work safely, including working with their subcontractors to implement social distancing and staggered start times, as well as detailed safe working practices.
“Construction is one of our region’s anchor sectors – the gradual move to resume work in this area will play a major part in helping the economy recover as well as delivering the homes our residents need,” said Tim.
“Safety is the highest priority as the construction industry returns to work. The Safe Working Charter will help ensure that home building is carried out safely and in line with the advice from Government and Public Health England during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.”
The Safe Working Charter compliments detailed guidance available from the Construction Leadership Council on further reducing the risk of infection onsite.
The list of signatories to the Safe Working Charter, and a copy of the Charter, can be found on the Home Builders Federation’s website: https://www.hbf.co.uk/policy/coronavirus/charter-safe-working-practice-covid-19/