Construction industry urged to donate personal protective equipment to NHS

THE Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has urged the construction industry to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to their local healthcare communities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends healthcare workers providing treatment to Covid-19 patients wear a medical mask, gown, gloves and eye protection.

Supplies such as FFP3 masks, hand sanitiser, safety goggles and glasses, and full face visors have been encouraged to be donated to NHS hospitals.

Caroline Gumble, CEO of CIOB, said, “As some construction sites temporarily close their doors around the world and adapt the way that they’re working, many items of personal protective equipment are becoming available. With healthcare providers experiencing an international shortage in such crucial times, this is an opportunity for the industry to step up and do their part.

“I know that many CIOB members are already doing this and that, as a community, they are always willing to collaborate, act responsibility and support their wider communities.”