The situation within building and construction is that some projects are experiencing virus-infections and have to put workers in quarantine, some projects are temporary shut-down, and some are continuing as "normal".
For those projects that continue to operate, the Norwegian Building Organization (BNL) has prepared a set of recommendations on infection prevention at construction site - preparation for continued operation.
The recommendations were published by BNL on March 15 and have been translated by KPMG.
These are BNL's instructions for planning for continued operation of construction sites, taking into account necessary rules for infection control. The instructions can be changed depending on what happens at any given time considered necessary to limit corona infection.
A research team, under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, has investigated how long the virus survives in the air, on stainless steel, plastic and cardboard:
Now the work on infection control must be carried out in line with other critical safety work on the construction site. Cooperation between union representatives and project management is now crucial for facilitation for continued work and operation on construction sites. A corona officer should be nominated at each site, and this person shall be tasked with ensuring that the rules of the Institute of Public Health and internal rules are complied with.
The following instructions are given to reduce the risk of infection among residents living close to each other in the barracks:
If a resident is found to be infected or has been in contact with the infected so that the quarantine is needed, he or she must immediately go home for the quarantine stay. The return journey can be made by using own car, or other transport without contact with the outside world by agreement with the employer. The journey cannot be made using public transport.
Prior to departure, he / she should be contacted by a physician (by telephone or digital) to have his or her situation assessed and to prepare for sick leave.
The barracks rig is not suitable for quarantine. If the quarantine must be implemented in the living quarters, parts of the quarry rig that make up the quarantine area must be physically blocked off and marked as quarantine-area.
A supply service must be organized in a way that ensures that there is no direct physical contact between the quarantine and the outside world.
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