Be #COVID-19 Safe Travelling to Work

Be #COVID-19 Safe Travelling to Work

New CICV Forum animation delivers essential travel guidance to help keep the construction sector moving safely

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum, of which CECA Scotland is a leading member, has released the latest in its series of engaging COVID-19 animations – this time offering essential advice on how workers should travel to and from work safely.

Produced in response to sector feedback, the collective’s latest guidance outlines a range of practical measures that contractors can follow to protect themselves and help prevent the spread of the virus among their colleagues, customer, friends and family.

The animation reminds workers to travel alone if possible, to open windows and turn off air conditioning systems and to clean all touchable surfaces in cars or vans. If workers must share, it instructs them to wear a face covering and sit apart, and emphasises the importance of sharing with the same people on all journeys.

As well as private vehicles, the animation also gives essential guidance on using public transport safely, including reminders to avoid rush hour, observe physical distancing, carry hand sanitiser and use contactless payments where possible.

As the pandemic continues to affect us all, a number of contractors and operatives have requested additional clarification on travelling to and from work and it is hoped the new messaging sets out clearly the dos and don’ts of commuting, including the measures that we all must take to keep ourselves and others safe when we’re on the move.

This new campaign continues to reinforce the Forum’s message that we’re all #RebuildingTogether and that everyone must take personal responsibility to help protect themselves, their colleagues and the wider community.

Based on current safe operating guidance, the new animation is hosted on the Forum’s website and YouTube channel and, like previous information films, is also designed to be shared widely on social media.

The latest campaign follows previous Forum animations which have outlined safety during domestic projects, guidance on returning to work safely, the importance of physical distancing outside work and giving contractors space to carry out essential work.

The Forum is also currently running a series of employment and commercial webinars to help industry professionals navigate COVID-19 issues such as redundancy and restructuring, late payments and the job support scheme.

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