ROBERTSON has launched safe operating procedures which the firm said set a new safety benchmark as the industry prepares to return to work.
The safety procedures incorporate the government and Construction Scotland measures for a safe return to work, and have also been further ‘enhanced’ with additional measures that will be implemented across all Robertson sites.
Elliot Robertson, chief executive of Robertson Group, said, “We are one of only a few construction firms who have worked on crucial essential infrastructure projects during the pandemic in Scotland. We were honoured to have played a significant role in the delivery of the NHS Louisa Jordan Hospital and that experience proved that the Safe Operating Procedures we have carefully considered and implemented could be used successfully. These procedures have now also been used effectively on a number of other locations across Scotland where we are working on projects classified as ‘essential works.’
“Safety is, and always will be, our number one priority. The industry manages a high degree of significant health and safety risks that exist in the day to day operations of our sector.
“We are currently preparing all our sites to put in place the additional measures to protect our employees, supply chain and other stakeholders, from COVID-19. The industry is currently waiting for the Scottish Government to release Phase 2 of the construction industry restart plan, which will enable construction to start pending health data and a decision by cabinet ministers.
“These procedures will be absolutely compulsory for our sites and will apply to employees and sub-contractors who also have a responsibility for themselves and those around them. We at Robertson will therefore ensure all our sites are prepared and we are ready to return to work and play our part in the safe return to rebuilding Scotland’s economy and employment prospects.”
The firm has launched a video detailing the new procedures, to ensure anyone on site will understand and have the correct information to comply with the new safety standards. To view the video click here.