Phased return to work on Slatter Group construction sites

17th Apr 2020

Slow and steady wins the race

Following the decision to shutdown our sites across the country on 24th March, we’ve been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation within our industry and beyond. With confirmation from the Secretary of State for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy that construction sites should continue to operate during the Coronavirus pandemic, we will begin a phased return to construction work on a limited number of our sites commencing Monday 20th April.

This follows a detailed review of the Construction Leadership Council’s latest ‘Site Operating Procedures During Coronavirus’ guidelines which were published on Wednesday 15th April.

Our Health & Safety Manager has worked closely with our Contract Managers and Clients to identify suitable projects for this phased approach, ensuring that appropriate procedures are in place to best protect all individuals involved.

We have and will continue to be informed by the latest governmental advice and our decision-making continues to be guided by our mission to protect staff, clients and NHS frontline workers.

As such, we will review this decision on a daily basis, closely monitoring progress and procedures on these sites, as well as ensuring any changes to industry or government guidance are implemented.

We hope that this steady return to work will prove to be a positive step forwards during a difficult time, we know many of our staff are looking forward to returning, safely, back to work.

The majority of our office-based staff will continue to work from home in line with guidelines published by the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy and Public Health England.