UKMDA METAL DECKING & STUDWELDING RISK ASSESSMENT DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Following the statement issued by the UKMDA on 25th March 2020, the members met virtually to discuss their off and on site activities with a view to seeing if the industry can work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak. A risk assessment for these activities has been created which considers the Government advice on social distancing, as well as site practicalities such as manual handling and use of equipment.
As well as considering the health of Metal Decking and Studwelding operatives, the UKMDA were concerned about the health of others affected by their works, as well as the operatives’ families, many of whom are “key workers”.
Upon completing the risk assessment, which is available to download from the image below, the UKMDA Members concluded that they have no option but to cease works on site due to health and safety grounds.
The UKMDA Members will be meeting virtually over the coming weeks as the likelihood and risk profile changes in order to review up to date government and industry advice. Any changes will be published on the news pages of the UKMDA website.