On Thursday 26th March 2020 at 11.59 pm, the construction sector on the Isle of Man was ordered to cease operations by the Isle of Man Government. Today (Tuesday) it has been confirmed this order will soon be lifted and, when restrictions are lifted from Friday 24th April), it is vital the construction industry is in a good position to restart works while at the same time keeping the workforce safe. Construction Isle of Man has prepared the following sample risk assessments to assist in this safe return to work.
The sample risk assessments are available in word format for anyone in the construction or allied industries to assist them in preparing their own risk assessment for the protection and reduction of risk of infection to their staff and to enable their sites to be reopened and for them to be able to work safely. It is the responsibility of each organisation/individual to undertake their own risk assessments and the sample risk assessments are provided as an aide memoir/guidance only.
Public Health still reinforce the most effective methods of reducing the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19 is to keep at least 2M apart from others and wash your hands with soap and water. Where soap and water are not available, a wipe to remove general detritus matter followed by applying a hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol content is recommended.
Revised return to work document is available here: