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Face Coverings For Construction

In response to coronavirus, the use of face coverings has become mandatory in more public places, and construction employers have asked the CLC for guidance to help provide a consistent approach across the industry.

In The Use of Face Coverings in Construction during Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is proposed that employers make available face coverings as a minimum where workers are not required to wear RPE for their specific task and their workplace meets all of the following criteria:

  • an enclosed space
  • where social distancing isn’t always possible
  • where they come into contact with others they do not normally meet.

Face coverings are made from fabric or cloth and cover the mouth and nose to protect others, not the
user, from infection. They are not PPE as they do not protect people from work-related hazards and are
not made to a recognised standard.

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