Working on Construction Sites: What Will Change After COVID-19?

What Will Change on Construction Sites Due to COVID-19?

Construction is one of the lucky few industries that has continued to operate through the COVID-19 pandemic. So, how has COVID-19 affected this business sector?

In this blog article we're going to talk about what changes are being seen on construction sites.

Masks

Many people are wearing masks, and that is likely to continue. Most health authorities recommend that people wear masks when around others, and the construction sector is no exception. Any kind of masks will do, and homemade ones are fine. 

Some companies may use this opportunity for branding and will put their logo on company-distributed masks.

Meetings

More meetings will be held via video conferencing platforms such as Zoom. There are and will be fewer in-person meetings. This is a good thing because the less people congregate together, the lower the risk of spreading the virus.

Shift changes

Construction supervisors are or should be rescheduling shifts so that more people are staggered and not working closely together. This may cause some work delays.

Safety

Safety persons need to now consider how to protect their employees from COVID-19 the best they can. This will mean redrafting safety documents, procedures, and risk assessments. There's going to be more paperwork.

Hopefully employees will have easy access to getting their temperature taken and testing for COVID-19, but that remains to be seen.

Fortunately, British Columbia is performing better than almost anywhere in Canada for reduction in the spread of COVID-19. Our company has continued to work throughout the pandemic, and we aim to be part of the solution.

Turner Bros Contractors Ltd. has been providing steel-stud framing, drywall, and acoustic ceiling services for residential and commercial applications in the Vancouver area since 1932. The company is family-run with four generations of the family represented in the business.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your residential or commercial project, please call us at (604) 532-1991 or email us at info@turnerbros.ca.


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