Cleaner Product have been inundated with calls from construction companies looking for PPE for their workers as they plan to reopen sites on the 11th May. Redrow is the latest house-builder to announce ‘back to work’ after Taylor Wimpey, Vistry, Lovell and Persimmon all said they were reopening sites. The construction companies have developed rigorous social-distancing protocols that will be supported by strict arrangements to ensure they are consistently applied. Some companies are issuing e-learning module for their employees, induction videos for subcontractors and its sites will have supervisors whose job it is to oversee distancing measures.
The Unite union has said that construction workers should follow more stringent distancing measures than the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) recommends. Unite national officer Jerry Swain said: “House-builders are reopening their sites based on watered-down and dangerous guidance. This is putting the desire to build houses before the health of workers.
The demand for PPE and sanitisers is growing rapidly and because the majority of the products are being steered towards the NHS the other sectors of industry are finding it very difficult to obtain their requirements. Cleaner Products will continue to support the private healthcare sector but are developing further measurers to supply construction and civil engineering companies.
Cleaner Products has a superb network of suppliers who can provide the PPE and the raw materials to enable us to continue manufacturing sanitising chemicals. Any companies requiring advice on these issues should contact [email protected] or call 01689 861984.