Coronavirus in Construction

Is your organization ready to face the coronavirus? Do you have the necessary guidelines put in place to prevent or respond to this national crisis?

coronavirus in construction

The 3 Ps of Coronavirus in Construction: Plan, Prepare, Put in Place Emergency Guidelines

Is your organization ready to face the coronavirus? Do you have the necessary guidelines put in place to prevent or respond to this national crisis? If your team members are healthy, but researching a preparedness tool, this one’s for you. It’s vital as a leader of the organization to raise awareness about the virus!

The 3Ps of coronavirus stand for: plan, prepare, and put in place emergency guidelines.

Planning starts with you! First, educate yourself about the ongoing issue and emergency. Learn what are the symptoms of the virus. Identify whether there is any evidence of the virus on site. One of the most detrimental actions to an organization is to spread unconfirmed rumors.

Once you’ve gathered relevant information, start preparing an infectious disease outbreak response plan. Identify the key organization members to provide input. The main elements you should consider when developing an emergency plan:

  • Encourage sick employees to stay home
  • Separate sick employees
  • Encourage respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene
  • Routine cleaning of common touched areas
  • Review HR policies to make sure they are consistent with public health recommendations
  • Identify potential work-related exposure and health risk to your employees
  • Identify essential business functions to maintain business operations

The last step in the process is to put in place the emergency guidelines against COVID-19. How are you going to deliver the information to avoid uncertainty and worry? Make sure that all employees understand the importance of the emergency plan. Communicate the HR policies in place, leave flexibilities, and pay and benefits available. Encourage your employees to provide feedback or input about the emergency plan.

3Ps of Coronavirus in Construction