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Level 5 Restriction Site Visit Procedures Winter 2020

We have been working on the basis that construction and development services are currently considered essential under the government guidance on the public health restrictions. While architecture fits properly in this category; it doesn’t seem right to continue this service as usual; because our work often includes long periods of interpersonal contact, so we have taken care to maintain social distancing throughout all interactions.  https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/c9158-essential-services/#construction-and-development Options for Distancing We have continued to consider different ways of ensuring safety, leading to a few different formats for our visits to sites and individual properties. These are summarised below. These primarily relate to buildings which are currently lived-in, visits to vacant buildings should...

10 Signs of a Safe and Well Run Building Site- Your Safety during Home Renovations FAQ

10 Signs of a Safe and Well Run Building Site- Your Safety during Home Renovations FAQ

The obvious signs of compliance may indicate a strong health and safety culture on your project, but they could equally conceal a cynical and pragmatic attitude to the rules. Builders’ providers sell “kits” for site safety which include standard safety notices, hard hats and hi-viz vests; it is easy to buy safety equipment and official- looking work clothes. It is much harder to find intelligent and conscientious staff to work safely in a pressurized and rapidly changing work environment. Look for these signs of a safe and well run site: The site will be extremely clean. It should be swept regularly so that sharp objects on the ground are visible...