CICV urges construction workers to wear face coverings correctly

A new campaign has been launched by the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum, urging construction workers to wear masks correctly to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As construction workers, unable to work from home, continue to work during the stay at home order, the campaign has sent reminders to workers about travelling and working on projects and sites safely and staying COVID-aware in their social lives, as well as a reminder to the general public to allow construction operatives to carry out their work unhindered.

The latest initiative – 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.

The campaign uses an infographic encouraging workers to wear the appropriate respirator or mask for the task at hand and to ensure that a suitable face covering is worn the moving around the site.

It also provides instructions on how to wear a mask correctly, as well as guidance for taking care of PPE, for example, storing masks in a sealable bag when not in use.

Rebecca Crosland, health and safety adviser at theBuilding Engineering Services Association and chair of the Forum’s Health and Safety sub-group, said: “With essential construction work being allowed to continue during lockdown, it is incumbent on everyone working in the sector to ensure that they are operating safely, whatever their capacity.

“The [campaign] information is easy to follow and will help operatives protect themselves and their colleagues, customers, friends and family.”

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