The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic globally is unprecedented. This has in turn impacted the construction industry and how work is performed.
Substantial planning has been undertaken at business and industry level in many of our areas of operation to ensure the industry can continue to operate safely and efficiently. Where further restrictions are enforced by Governments, including suspension of construction activities, the company will follow these directives and plan for a full and efficient recommencement when permitted to do so.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, subcontractors, customers, suppliers and members of the general public remains the primary focus as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. McConnell Dowell fully supports the measures implemented in our various countries of operation to help “flatten the curve” and has introduced mitigation measures across project sites and offices to slow the spread of the virus and assist in keeping everyone safe at work.
The measures implemented include:
- All employees in roles that can productively work remotely are doing so;
- Temperature checks occurring regularly in offices and project locations;
- Increased focus on hygiene, particularly hand hygiene;
- Split workforces on active projects and in offices to enhance social distancing protocols;
- Active projects holding prestart meetings and toolboxes virtually when technology permits, or over two-way radio, with the sign in being through a ‘roll call’;
- Social distancing measures in vehicles, offices and on site.