Site Visits During COVID-19

Safety Policy for Conducting Site Visits during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Individuals and businesses are currently being advised to practice social distancing.

Godel Architects Ltd have put together a policy for the team to follow in order to minimise contact with one another and carry out site visits in line with Government of Jersey advice and restrictions. Details can be found on the government website.

Site visits are to be carried out only when absolutely necessary

Site Visits – Contractors

  • Staff will need to arrange with the Contractor in advance any site visit attendance, and follow the Contractors site rules re hand washing, induction and distancing.

Site Visits – Clients

  • The member of staff must liaise with the client over the phone or email to arrange access to check that they are happy that we come to site.
  • If the member of staff is required to meet somebody on site, details of any self-isolation, travel undertaken/symptoms exhibited/exposure to symptoms etc. within the last 14 days must be disclosed by both parties.
  • If there has been no travel off island by either party within 14 days of the site visit and no symptoms have been exhibited, the member of staff may meet the client on site, if both are in agreement, however social distancing must be employed at all times
  • If possible the member of staff must carry out the site visit alone.
  • If two members of staff must attend site social distancing must be employed at all times and each staff member must travel to and from site in their own vehicle.
  • Access inside a building should only be done if absolutely necessary, and if the client and you feel happy to do so. If elderly/vulnerable or clients self-isolating are living inside the house then staff will not enter.

Equipment

  • A face mask must be worn.
  • If any equipment is required, one member of staff may visit the office once they have checked with Bob and/or Fiona in order that they may make arrangements to distance themselves when you are there.All equipment must be sanitised by the member of staff prior to removing it from the office and again when returning it to the office
  • If you are unable to make an internal inspection this will be noted and a follow-up visit can then be made if required once restrictions are lifted.

General Hygiene

  • Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitiser as appropriate, especially prior to commencing, and immediately following completion of the site visit
  • Use a tissue to cough or sneeze into, and then throw it away safely.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose or eyes.
  • Maintain a safe distance from others (2m).
  • Stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days should you / anyone in your household become ill with flu-like symptoms (high temperature and persistent cough).
  • Carry alcohol-based hand sterilizer and use this for disinfecting hands