Our primary responsibility is caring for our employees, clients, consultants and subcontractors, ensuring that our projects are delivered safely and Defect Free.
BW’s response plan to Covid-19 has been written in conjunction with the Construction Leadership Council and the UK Government guidelines. We are closely following government guidance and making adjustments accordingly.
The Prime Minister recognised that returning to work was important in some cases not only for a particular job, but for some people’s mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Our sites are operating effectively and safely with strict number limits and will continue to do so following Covid-19 safe guidelines. Our employees at 5 Old Bailey are advised to work from home where they can do so effectively.
There are NHS track and trace QR codes displayed around 5 Old Bailey and on all of our sites. Employees and visitors are encouraged to scan using the NHS Covid-19 app upon entering the building.
Microsoft Teams and Zoom is set up on all employee laptops. We are fully operational with employees working remotely and on essential tasks in the office where necessary, responding to live negotiated projects, tenders and Day-2 work.
TRAVELLING TO WORK
All employees are advised to follow Government guidelines regarding travelling to work. If using public transport, they are advised to avoid rush hours and busy times. We also have a contract with a private taxi company which is available to all staff.
Government’s hands, space and face guidelines are being followed by all employees and they are advised to not leave their house if they have symptoms of Covid-19, which are a new, continuous cough or a high temperature or they or any of their household are self-isolating.
ACCESS AND EGRESS
To reduce bottlenecks at site entrances, social distancing lines have been set up at all of our sites, separated by 2-meter markings so everyone knows how far to stay apart.
In order to increase cleanliness, we’re asking everyone to use hand sanitiser upon entering 5 Old Bailey or one of our sites.
Lift restrictions are clearly marked and enforced by BW employees. 5 Old Bailey and all of our sites operate a one-way system which is clearly marked on the floor.
Disposable face coverings are available at reception and on site, should employees or visitors feel more comfortable wearing one.
Visitors are permitted where essential, but they must follow the Government guidelines and are subject to temperature checks upon entering 5 Old Bailey or one of our sites.
Windows remain open at 5 Old Bailey and on our sites where possible to circulate fresh air.
All communal areas display guidance, including social distancing and hygiene.
We have introduced one-way routes in the office and on our sites to help with the flow and reduce close contact with one another.
So everyone can keep a safe distance we have installed two metre markers in the office and on our sites and have additional signage on display.
We have enhanced our daily cleaning regime, all WCs will be cleaned periodically throughout the day and deep cleaned every night, and there is a specific emphasis on shared spaces and meeting rooms.
Anti-bacterial wipes are available throughout the office and sites, BW experts and visitors are advised to clean any areas and/or personal items periodically. Hand sanitiser is available in every meeting room and all communal areas on site and in the office so shared spaces can be wiped down before use.