SCOTTISH Water has said that its £6.9 million project at Loch Thom Reservoir is a ‘hive of activity’ despite the current Covid-19 restrictions.
The loch provides drinking water to around 100,000 people in Greenock, Port Glasgow, Lochwinnoch and the surrounding areas. Scottish Water said the work will ‘safeguard’ the reservoir and allow a greater volume of water to be drawn from it.
The water services company added that contractors George Leslie Ltd have put ‘significant’ measures in place to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of workers is at the forefront of the project.
Segregated welfare facilities have been implemented, as well as social distancing measures, additional hygiene practices, and dedicated Covid-19 monitors.
Tony Judge, reservoir safety team manager said, “It’s been a great team effort to get this project re-mobilised. Everyone has taken the new working procedures in their stride while at the same time recognising the importance of them.
“George Leslie Ltd implemented Covid-19 monitors and they have been a key part of the site’s success. The monitors oversee daily tasks, ensure team members have suitable PPE and make sure everyone follows the correct procedures while adhering to the Covid-19 guidance that has been set out for the construction industry. The site is a great example of how things should be done and will be used as a blueprint for projects going forward.”