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Government gives guidance on work safety on construction sites

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Government gives guidance on work safety on construction sites

The work safety guidance for sate work in construction sites is issued by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Safety. The staff must keep two metres apart as per the recommendations mentioned.

The guidelines conveyed that “Construction work plays an important role in ensuring public safety and the provision of public services. It can continue if done in accordance with the social distancing guidelines wherever possible.

“Where it is not possible to follow the social distancing guidelines in full in relation to a particular activity, you should consider whether that activity needs to continue for the site to continue to operate, and, if so, take all the mitigating actions possible to reduce the risk of transmission.

“If you decide the work should go ahead, you should advise staff to wash their hands frequently using soap and water for 20 seconds, and especially after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, on arrival at work, before and after eating, after using public transport, and when they arrive home.”

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