The task of getting things moving again after the shutdowns of COVID-19 has involved a thorough plan to ensure everyone’s safety, featuring a number of important safety regulations as part of the construction guidelines. A successful and safe resumption of the work can only be ensured if the supply chain is in place, with the suppliers of building and repair materials and equipment also following protocols to protect against coronavirus.
As we get used to post-pandemic life, habits like remembering your mask, 2 meters of personal space and constant hand washing all become part of the new normal and for good reason. During the shelter in place orders that were enforced during the coronavirus outbreak, these types of rules and regulations were all simple enough to follow. However, as we return to the construction sites and workplaces we must retrain ourselves and adhere, now more than ever, to the new set of government guidelines.
As we hit the halfway mark of 2020 it is safe to say that this year has thrown up some unpleasant surprises and none more so than the spread of COVID-19. The global pandemic has brought economies to a standstill and left many of us desperately racing down the supermarket aisles for the last rolls of toilet paper.
Global construction equipment sales are expected to fall 19% this year from the 2018-2019 peak of 1.1 million machines to 891,000 units, according to revised forecasts from specialist market research and forecasting company, Off-Highway Research. The mildest impact is expected in China where Off-Highway Research’s previous forecast of an 8%...
Construction employment declined by 975,000 jobs in April according to the results of a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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