BMF releases Site Operating Procedures

BMF releases site operating procedures

ARTICLE · By Timber Trade Federation · 22 April 2020

To help ensure the safety of staff, suppliers and customers, the Builders Merchants Federation has released a set of site operating procedures to help manage the risks of operating during COVID-19.

The 18-page document sets out guidelines and additional precautions to follow in the office, at trade counters, during customer and supplier deliveries, customer collection and tool hire.

The Guidelines incorporate Public Health England (PHE) social distancing and hygiene procedures and have been prepared in consultation with merchants, Highways England and the Construction Leadership Council, which has itself published Site Operating Procedures for use on all building sites to facilitate safe working.

Two-metre social distancing is absolute between merchant staff, customers and suppliers – and information is included on detailed cleaning routines and mandatory compliance to avoid transmission of the virus.