Mask for Task: Cover for COVID

Mask for Task: Cover for COVID

New CICV Forum campaign urges workers to use face masks properly during lockdown – along with reminder to follow other essential safety measures

With essential construction work set to continue during the latest lockdown, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum, of which CECA Scotland is a leading members, is urging operatives to make a safe start to 2021 with a new face mask campaign.

An animation and downloadable infographic have been produced to remind workers that it’s vitally important to help protect everyone by following the rules and using the right face covering in the right way.

The latest initiative – headlined Mask for Task: Cover for Covid – follows the news at the start of the New Year that the construction industry in Scotland is to continue in operation despite restrictions in other areas.

It emphasises in its easy-to-follow infographic that workers should wear the appropriate respirator or mask that the task demands and that a face covering of suitable material should be worn when moving around site.

It also gives specific instructions on how to – and how not to – wear face coverings as well as instructions for taking care of personal protective equipment, such as storing masks in a sealable bag when not in use.

As the industry picks up tools again after the festive break, the Forum is also reiterating the collective’s latest guidance on practical measures that contractors and workers can follow to protect themselves, their colleagues, and customers, friends and family.

Driving home the message that we are In This Together, the Forum’s suite of guidance has 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.

Grahame Barn, CECA Scotland Chief Executive said,

“With the new COVID-19 variant on the rise, it is more vital than ever that everyone in the construction sector does all they can to stay COVID-19 safe. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure correct mask use and the CICV campaign sets out clearly  how to wear the right mask for each task.

Please follow the rules to protect yourself, your colleagues, your family and out NHS”.  


CICV Face Covering Poster

CICV Key Worker Poster: CECA

CICV Mask for Task Campaign Animation

COVID-19 Safe Travel Animation