Construction employers have asked the CLC for guidance on the use of face coverings in response to Coronavirus to help provide a consistent approach across the industry.
The CLC has considered the issue and has this morning published The Use of Face Coverings in Construction during Coronavirus (COVID-19), proposing that employers make available face coverings as a minimum where workers are not required to wear RPE for their specific task and their workplace meets all of the following criteria:
- an enclosed space;
- where social distancing isn’t always possible;
- where they come into contact with others they do not normally meet.