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3rd April 2020 – Coronavirus Update

Further to the statement issued by UKMDA last week relating to metal decking and stud welding operations during the Covid-19 outbreak and the associated risk assessment, as noted, UKMDA met today to review the possibility of our members returning to construction sites whilst ensuring the safety of their workforce and associated people.

The committee reviewed site operating procedures (including CLC/Build UK’s) and the UKMDA Risk Assessment, including further possible controls that members and associated parties had identified.

The committee also agreed to produce a UKMDA Site Checklist in order to identify measures taken by Clients and Site Controllers which may assist our Members in returning to site. This will be published shortly.
UKMDA and it’s Members remain committed to returning to sites as soon as it is safe to do so.
To achieve this, our Members are working to identify, by site specific risk assessment, sites on which work can continue whilst ensuring the safety of the workforce. They will be contacting their clients directly to discuss their proposals.
UKMDA will continue to meet every Friday until further notice.