29th July 2020

COVID COURSE LAUNCHED FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

A new course for safe working in the construction industry has been launched by industry specialists. CovCert is an online programme designed to provide employees with an understanding of how to work safely to minimise the risks from Covid-19 to themselves and their colleagues.

Industry expert Green Hat Consulting has collaborated with construction workforce specialist Sphere Solutions to devise the programme. It will serve to educate construction workers and ensure construction sites continue to be safe and compliant.

Andrew Warring, managing director of Green Hat Consulting, said: "CovCert is aimed at employees who are returning to work on construction sites. The courses are intended to raise Covid-19 awareness and provide employees with the knowledge required to minimise the risk of transmission and infection within the workplace, as well as providing an induction for new employees and informing on up to date guidance."

James Hughes, managing director of Sphere Solutions, added: "Following the lifting of some lockdown measures, it is encouraging to see a steady return to work for many construction companies and their workforces across the country.

"We are optimistic this will increase further in the coming months, and with the rising volume of personnel on site, it becomes increasingly important for workers and site managers to be aware of the dangers of Covid-19 and the measures required to control it, in line with government guidance."