Join with Mears as Partners in Safety

Protecting our Colleagues

As your Partner in Safety we have created a firm set of risk assessments to enable us to get our vital services moving.

Our risk assessments have been designed based on Public Health, NHS and Government advice and are designed to protect our colleagues in all situations they will likely find themselves in – whether that’s on site, in the office, inside, outside or in communal areas. By following these risk assessments, we can work to ensure that we all stay safe in the workplace.

Please follow the links to all of our risk assessments and feel free to post these pages to your own website.

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Guidance we all need to follow when visiting someone’s home

  • No work should be carried out in a household which is isolating because one or more family members has symptoms or where an individual has been advised to shield - unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household.
  • When working in a household where somebody is clinically vulnerable, but has not been asked to shield, for example, the home of someone over 70, prior arrangements should be made with vulnerable people to avoid any face-to-face contact, for example, when answering the door. You should be particularly strict about handwashing, coughing and sneezing hygiene, such as covering your nose and mouth and disposing of single-use tissues.
  • Washing your hands more often than usual for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose.
  • Reducing the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue and throw the tissue in a bin immediately, then wash your hands.
  • Cleaning regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
  • Communicating with households prior to any visit to discuss how the work will be carried out to minimise risk for all parties.
  • Maintaining social distance as far as possible.

These rules have been written to comply with Public Health, NHS, HSE and Government Guidelines and the Construction Leadership Councils Site Operating Procedures Edition 4.

 

Please sanitise or wash your hands immediately on entering site.

Wash Your hands on entry and exiting site and on a regular basis for 20 seconds with soap and water and dry properly using disposable towels.

Maintain 2m distance between employees and ensure tables/ surfaces are cleaned and disinfected after every use.

The 2 metre social distancing gap must be adhered to whilst using smoking areas.

No unauthorised persons are allowed on site.

Do not share tools and equipment. Regularly clean these with disinfectant wipes and keep them stored safely.

Vehicles should not be shared wherever possible. If you do need to share a vehicle with someone else please refer to the close working risk assessment.

Ensure that door handles, rails or areas where frequent contact is made are cleaned regularly using disinfectant, sanitizer or wipes.

Please use your own pen when signing in or signing any documents whilst on site. Ensure you observe the 2m rule if queuing to sign in.

The 2 metre social distancing gap must be adhered to at all times. Where this cannot be achieved please refer to the close working risk assessment.

To avoid queuing outside the canteen/rest area, bring pre- prepared food and drinks to site and eat in your own vehicle if possible.

Do not enter an area when other people are inside exclusion zones.

One person at a time may use the toilets facilities. Ensure all surfaces are sterile wiped before and after use i.e. taps, basin, toilet seat, handles etc.

If you develop a high temperature, a new persistent cough or change to your smell or taste whilst at work, report this to the site manager. Do not touch anything.

The 2 metre social distancing rule does not apply in a fire or in the event of an evacuation.

Carry out work in accordance with relevant Sig / Trade or specific RA requirements and training. No additional PPE to standard requirements is needed.