SPRA has joined the Scottish Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum so that we can extend our support to members operating in Scotland. The CICV is a collective of 22 trade and professional bodies gathering intelligence, sharing advice and speaking directly with government on issues affecting members in the current crisis. The Forum is in regular contact with the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop, and her officials and it is continuing to make them aware of the concerns of the industry and to ask her to use her influence to support members especially around issues of employment and cashflow.
As Scotland’s building sector emerges from prolonged shutdown, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued expanded health and safety guidance to help steer companies through the crisis and back to work.
The Forum, which was established specifically to deal with the effects of the closure on the industry, has played a critical role in providing clarity and transparency at a time when firms were facing their greatest existential threat in living memory.
As part of this work, the Forum has produced a comprehensive 42-page document, Safe Return and Restart, which is designed to underpin the Safe Operating Guidance released last week and produced in collaboration between Construction Scotland, Scottish government and across industry. This document and all other Covid-19 related information can be found on the SPRA Website Coronavirus pages.
Source: Ronan Brunton, Technical Manager SPRA