Be COVID-19 Smart

Be COVID-19 Smart

The CICV Forum, of which CECA Scotland is a leading member, has teamed up with  the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre to launch new Be Covid Smart digital learning toolkit

In its latest initiative to help Scotland’s building sector get safely back to work, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has used cutting-edge technology to create a digital learning toolkit to promote best practice.

Using a series of digital scenarios, this immersive online training programme aims to raise awareness of COVID-19 safety by:

  • Educating those working on site, in homes or in places of learning
  • Encouraging the use of safe working and learning, and
  • Empowering the construction workforce to call out unsafe behaviour.

Recognising that the safe return of workers to site is a challenge within Scotland, Be Covid Smart provides a fun, easy-to-use, quiz-based toolkit that can be accessed via mobile, tablet, or laptop, and which will be hosted on the CSIC Website here.

Be Covid Smart is freely available to everyone within Scottish construction to use freely, although it is targetted at SME’s and companies employing apprentices.

The new project was one of six funded by CSIC’s i-Con Challenge Fund, an initiative to support the construction industry with innovative solutions to challenged brought about by COVID-19.

It is just one in a string of recent Forum initiatives, which includes practical travel advice, underpinning operating guidance for the industry and a series of free commercial and employment webinars to give industry professionals advice on topics including redundancy, payments and conflict avoidance.