Firms Launch COVID-19 Construction Course

Firms Launch COVID-19 Construction Course

Firms Launch COVID-19 Construction Course

Two South Wales businesses specialising in the construction industry have collaborated to devise a Covid-19 safe working training course.

CovCert is an online programme designed to provide employees with an understanding of how to work safely to minimise the risks from Covid-19 to themselves and their colleagues as construction sites continue to re-open throughout the country.

Swansea-headquartered Green Hat Consulting has collaborated with Cardiff-based recruitment specialist Sphere Solutions to devise the programme, which is designed to educate construction workers and ensure construction sites are, and continue to be, safe and compliant.

James Hughes, managing director of Sphere Solutions, said: "Following the lifting of some lockdown measures, it is encouraging to see a steady return to work for many construction companies and their workforces across the country.

"We are optimistic this will increase further in the coming months, and with the rising volume of personnel on site, it becomes increasingly important for workers and site managers to be aware of the dangers of Covid-19 and the measures required to control it, in line with government guidance."

Andrew Warring, managing director of Green Hat Consulting, added: "CovCert is aimed at employees who are returning to work on construction sites and in shops, offices and factories.

"The courses are intended to raise Covid-19 awareness and provide employees with the knowledge required to minimise the risk of transmission and infection within the workplace, as well as providing an induction for new employees which informs on up to date guidance."